Fourier Transform CARS Spectroscopy

Venteon ultra and resonant scanner, CRS12 KHz both from Novanta, are key to experiment

by Jennifer Szczepaniak Sloane | Thursday 19 September 2019

In this published paper by Hashimoto et al. (2018), 'Ultra-broadband rapid-scan Fourier-transform CARS spectroscopy with sub-10-fs optical pulses' leverages the products from Novanta.

The experimental set-up contains a venteon ultra from Laser Quantum and a resonant scanner, CRS12 kHz, from Cambridge Technology. The paper demonstrates ultra-broadband Fourier-Transform Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Scattering (FT-CARS) spectroscopy.

The technique spanned over 3000 cm^-1, particularly useful for complex models, and one of, if not the, first demonstration of this. The developments that could stem from this technique include high-speed or high-throughput, label-free chemical analysis.

The venteon ultra is a femtosecond oscillator, offering exceptional stability and a measured pulse duration of <5.5 fs. It delivers an average output power greater than 240 mW, corresponding to a pulse energy greater than 3 nj at 80 MHz pulse repetition rate.

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Thursday 19 September 2019 / file under Biotechnology | Medical