Stimulated Raman scattering (SRS) microscopy that is capable of both high-speed imaging and rapid spectroscopy will be advantageous for detailed chemical analysis of heterogeneous biological specimens. We have developed a system based on spectral focusing SRS technology with the integration of a rapid scanning optical delay line, which allows continuous tuning of SRS spectra by scanning a galvo mirror. We demonstrate SRS spectral measurements of dimethyl sulfoxide solution at low concentrations and multi-color imaging of rice pollens and HeLa cells with line-by-line delay tuning to reduce motion artifacts, as well as fast acquisition of SRS spectra at specific regions of interest.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics