Nonlinear optical contrast enhancement for optical coherence tomography


Journal Article

We present a new interferometric technique for measuring Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Scattering (CARS) and Second Harmonic Generation (SHG) signals. Heterodyne detection is employed to increase the sensitivity in both CARS and SHG signal detection, which can also be extended to different coherent processes. The exploitation of the mentioned optical nonlinearities for molecular contrast enhancement in Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is presented. © 2004 Optical Society of America.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Vinegoni, C; Bredfeldt, JS; Marks, DL; Boppart, SA

Published Date

  • January 1, 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 12 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 331 - 341

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1094-4087

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1364/OPEX.12.000331

Citation Source

  • Scopus