|Title:||Wide spectral range confocal microscope based on endlessly single-mode fiber|
Ovchinnikov, Yu. B.
Richardson, D. J.
Fu, Y. J.
Lin, S. D.
Sinclair, A. G.
Department of Electronics Engineering and Institute of Electronics
|Abstract:||We report an endlessly single mode, fiber-optic confocal microscope, based on a large mode area photonic crystal fiber. The microscope confines a very broad spectral range of excitation and emission wavelengths to a single spatial mode in the fiber. Single-mode operation over an optical octave is feasible. At a magnification of 10 and lambda = 900 nm, its resolution was measured to be 1.0 mu m (lateral) and 2.5 mu m (axial). The microscope's use is demonstrated by imaging single photons emitted by individual InAs quantum dots in a pillar microcavity. (C) 2010 Optical Society of America|
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