Autocorrelator designs for nonlinear optical microscopy

Quercioli, F., Tiribilli, B., Vassalli, M. and Sbrana, F. (2006) Autocorrelator designs for nonlinear optical microscopy. Optical Engineering, 45(6), 064303. (doi: 10.1117/1.2215379)

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Abstract

Nonlinear optical microscopy is a relatively new and rapidly growing field of optical engineering, where Ti:sapphire ultrafast laser sources and technologies are finding a wide application. Diagnostic techniques addressed to this kind of application have been widely developed in the last few years. Research efforts have been focused on the evaluation and eventual correction of laser pulse duration widening due to group velocity dispersion of microscope optics, and devices have been specially designed to perform second-order autocorrelation measurements at the objective focal plane. In the present work, innovative, simple setups and procedures are reported that make the best use of all the facilities and characteristics of the microscope itself, so that only a few optical components are needed to temporal characterize the laser pulse at the specimen plane.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Vassalli, Dr Massimo
Authors: Quercioli, F., Tiribilli, B., Vassalli, M., and Sbrana, F.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Biomedical Engineering
Journal Name:Optical Engineering
Publisher:SPIE
ISSN:0091-3286
ISSN (Online):1560-2303

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