||Invited Article: Label-free nerve imaging with a coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering rigid endoscope using two optical fibers for laser delivery
Hirose, Keigo ,
Fukushima, Shuichiro ,
Furukawa, Taichi ,
Niioka, HirohikoHashimoto, Mamoru
, p.092407 , 2018-09 , American Institute of Physics (AIP)
A coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (CARS) rigid endoscope using two optical fibers to deliver excitation beams individually is developed. The use of two optical fibers allows the correction of longitudinal chromatic aberration and enhances the CARS signal by a factor of 2.59. The endoscope is used to image rat sciatic nerves with an imaging time of 10 s. Imaging of the rabbit prostatic fascia without sample slicing is also demonstrated, which reveals the potential for the application of the CARS endoscope to robot-assisted surgery.