Multichannel detectors for femtosecond stimulated Raman microscopy - Ideal and real ones

B. Marx, L. Czerwinski, R. Light, Michael Geoffrey Somekh, P. Gilch

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Femtosecond stimulated Raman microscopy (FSRM) aims at the reduction of acquisition times in Raman microscopy while preserving the spectral coverage. An improved light source for FSRM is briefly described. This light source delivers a narrow bandwidth Raman pump pulse and a broad-band Raman probe. The small spectral changes (relative magnitude 10-6 to 10-3) in the probe light due to the stimulated Raman effect are recorded simultaneously relying on array detectors. Here, estimates for the parameters of an ideal detector are derived and compared with the technical status quo of available detectors.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)521-527
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Raman Spectroscopy
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • array detector
  • femtosecond laser pulses
  • micro-spectroscopy
  • phase stepping
  • stimulated Raman scattering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Spectroscopy


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