Stimulated Brillouin Scattering Microscopic Imaging. Academic Article uri icon


  • Two-dimensional stimulated Brillouin scattering microscopy is demonstrated for the first time using low power continuous-wave lasers tunable around 780 nm. Spontaneous Brillouin spectroscopy has much potential for probing viscoelastic properties remotely and non-invasively on a microscopic scale. Nonlinear Brillouin scattering spectroscopy and microscopy may provide a way to tremendously accelerate the data aquisition and improve spatial resolution. This general imaging setup can be easily adapted for specific applications in biology and material science. The low power and optical wavelengths in the water transparency window used in this setup provide a powerful bioimaging technique for probing the mechanical properties of hard and soft tissue.

published proceedings

  • Sci Rep

author list (cited authors)

  • Ballmann, C. W., Thompson, J. V., Traverso, A. J., Meng, Z., Scully, M. O., & Yakovlev, V. V.

citation count

  • 76

complete list of authors

  • Ballmann, Charles W||Thompson, Jonathan V||Traverso, Andrew J||Meng, Zhaokai||Scully, Marlan O||Yakovlev, Vladislav V

publication date

  • December 2015