Nonlinear optical microscopy and spectroscopy employing octave spanning pulses

Keisuke Isobe, Akira Suda, Masahiro Tanaka, Hiroshi Hashimoto, Fumihiko Kannari, Hiroyuki Kawano, Hideaki Mizuno, Atsushi Miyawaki, Katsumi Midorikawa

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This paper reviews and discusses the concept of nonlinear optical spectroscopy (NLOS) and microscopy employing ultra-broadband laser pulses. A spectral phase modulation technique of the ultra-broadband pulses, which allows the control of nonlinear optical processes, enables multimodal imaging in nonlinear optical microscopy. This technique uses the difference of the excitation spectra of molecules of interest. A spectroscopic technique combining NLOS with a Fourier-transform (FT) spectroscopy provides a broadband excitation spectrum with the bandwidth of the ultra-broadband pulse and a high spectral resolution in a single measurement. FT-NLOS can also be applied directly to multispectral microspectroscopy.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5443518
Pages (from-to)767-780
Number of pages14
JournalIEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jul


  • Microscopy
  • nonlinear optics
  • pulse shaping methods
  • spectroscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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