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Supercontinuum generation in optical fibers and its biomedical applications (presentation video)
Author(s): Govind P. Agrawal
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Paper Abstract

A microstructured optical fiber was first used in 2000 for supercontinuum generation. Since then, enormous progress has been made in understanding, controlling, and marketing fiber-based supercontinuum sources. In particular, biomedical applications of such sources are revolutionizing the field of medical imaging. In this talk I review the recent progress in this area and describe how a supercontinuum can be employed for biomedical imaging using the techniques known as coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering, stimulated emission-depletion microscopy, and optical coherence tomography.

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Date Published: 4 May 2014
PDF: 1 pages
Proc. SPIE 8940, Optical Biopsy XII, 89400Z (4 May 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2030616
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Govind P. Agrawal, Univ. of Rochester (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8940:
Optical Biopsy XII
Robert R. Alfano; Stavros G. Demos, Editor(s)

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