We present a bimodal imaging system able to obtain epi-detected mutiplex coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (M-CARS) and second harmonic generation (SHG) signals coming from biological samples. We studied a fragment of mouse parietal bone and could detect broadband anti-Stokes and SHG responses originating from bone cells and collagen respectively. In addition we compared two post-processing methods to retrieve the imaginary part of the third-order nonlinear susceptibility related to the spontaneous Raman scattering.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics