Abstract

We demonstrate the use of a simple tool to simultaneously visualize and characterize chromatic and spherical aberrations that are present in multiphoton microscopy. Using two-dimensional Fourier transform spectral interferometry, we measured these aberrations, deducing in a single shot spatiotemporal effects in high-numerical-aperture objectives.

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J. A. Squier and M. Müller, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 72, 2855 (2001).
[CrossRef]

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J. Jasapara and W. Rudolph, Opt. Lett. 24, 777 (1999).
[CrossRef]

C. Iaconis and I. A. Walmsley, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 35, 501 (1999).
[CrossRef]

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Z. Bor, J. Mol. Spectrosc. 35, 1907 (1988).

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Bor, Z.

Z. Bor and R. L. Horvath, Opt. Commun. 94, 249 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Z. Bor, Opt. Lett. 14, 119 (1989).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Z. Bor, J. Mol. Spectrosc. 35, 1907 (1988).

Chambaret, J.-P.

Cheriaux, G.

Chériaux, G.

Dorrer, C.

Ferré, S.

Hamoniaux, G.

Horvath, R. L.

Z. Bor and R. L. Horvath, Opt. Commun. 94, 249 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Iaconis, C.

C. Iaconis and I. A. Walmsley, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 35, 501 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Jasapara, J.

Joffre, M.

Kane, D. J.

Kempe, M.

Kosik, E. M.

Lepetit, L.

Müller, M.

J. A. Squier and M. Müller, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 72, 2855 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Planchon, T. A.

Rudolph, W.

Sheppard, C. J. R.

Squier, J. A.

J. A. Squier and M. Müller, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 72, 2855 (2001).
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Stamm, U.

Trebino, R.

Walmsley, I. A.

C. Dorrer, E. M. Kosik, and I. A. Walmsley, Opt. Lett. 27, 548 (2002).
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C. Iaconis and I. A. Walmsley, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 35, 501 (1999).
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Wilelml, B.

Wilson, T.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental (top row) and simulated (bottom row), spectral interferograms with (a) chromatic aberration (b) spherical aberration, and (c) combination of both aberrations.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Propagation time delay (asterisks) extracted from Fig. 1a and quadratic fit (dashed curve) giving τ = 73.6 fs . (b) Spatial phase for the central wavelength (asterisks) extracted from Fig. 1b and the y 4 fit (dashed curve) ( τ 2 = 0.93 fs and τ 4 = 13.1 fs ).

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Oil-immersion objective of Fig. 1c: (a) experimental spatiospectral phase and (b) radial delay. In (b), the crosses are the delay from the 1D phase lineout at the central wavelength, and the polynomial fit is shown by the solid curve, giving τ 2 = 2.2 fs and τ 4 = 9.2 fs . The triangles are the propagation time delay, and the quadratic fit is shown by the dashed curve, giving τ = 49.6 fs . The dashed–dotted curve is the sum of both fits, representing the total GD.

Tables (1)

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Table 1 Summary of the Coefficients Representing Chromatic Aberration ( τ ) , Spherical Aberration ( τ 4 ) , and the Defocus Term ( τ 2 ) for Different Optics

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GD ( r ) τ r 2 + τ 4 r 4 + τ 2 r 2 .

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