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Opt Lett. 2007 May 15;32(10):1332-4. doi: 10.1364/ol.32.001332.

Fourier transform spectral interferometric coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (FTSI-CARS) spectroscopy.

Optics letters

Sang-Hyun Lim, Allison G Caster, Stephen R Leone


  1. Department of Chemistry, University of California and Florence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720, USA. [email protected]

PMID: 17440578 DOI: 10.1364/ol.32.001332


A novel Fourier transform spectral interferometric (FTSI) multiplex coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (CARS) technique is developed to extract the vibrational spectrum equivalent to the spontaneous Raman scattering. The conventional FTSI method is modified to use the internal nonresonant CARS signal as a local oscillator to perform spectral interferometry. Utilizing the causality of the coherent vibration (i.e., there should be no signal before the laser excitation), this new FTSI method recovers the entire complex vibrational spectral parameters. We demonstrate this technique with a previously reported single-pulse multiplex CARS method that uses a single phase-controlled broadband ultrafast laser pulse.

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