The use of optical parametric oscillator for harmonic generation and two-photon UV fluorescence microscopy.

@article{Kao2004TheUO,
  title={The use of optical parametric oscillator for harmonic generation and two-photon UV fluorescence microscopy.},
  author={F. Kao},
  journal={Microscopy research and technique},
  year={2004},
  volume={63 3},
  pages={175-81}
}
  • F. Kao
  • Published 2004 in Microscopy research and technique
Ultrafast lasers have found increasing use in scanning optical microscopy due to their very high peak power in generating multiphoton excitations. A mode-locked Ti:sapphire laser is often employed for such purposes. Together with a synchronously pumped optical parametric oscillator (OPO), the spectral range available can be extended to 1,050-1,300 nm. This broader range available greatly facilitates the excitation of second harmonic generation (SHG) and third harmonic generation (THG) due to… CONTINUE READING