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Imaging of tissue using a NIR supercontinuum laser light source with wavelengths in the second and third NIR optical windows
Author(s): Laura A. Sordillo; Lukas Lindwasser; Yury Budansky; Philippe Leproux; R. R. Alfano
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Paper Abstract

Supercontinuum light (SC) at wavelengths in the second (1,100 nm to 1,350 nm) and third (1,600 nm to 1,870 nm) NIR optical windows can be used to improve penetration depths of light through tissue and produce clearer images. Image quality is increased due to a reduction in scattering (inverse wavelength power dependence 1/λn, n≥1). We report on the use of a compact Leukos supercontinuum laser (model STM-2000-IR), which utilizes the spectral range from 700 nm to 2,400 nm and offers between 200 - 500 microwatt/nm power in the second and third NIR windows, with an InGaAs detector to image abnormalities hidden beneath thick tissue.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 March 2015
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 9319, Optical Tomography and Spectroscopy of Tissue XI, 93191Y (12 March 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2078435
Show Author Affiliations
Laura A. Sordillo, The City College of New York (United States)
Lukas Lindwasser, The City College of New York (United States)
Yury Budansky, The City College of New York (United States)
Philippe Leproux, Faculte des Sciences et Techniques (France)
R. R. Alfano, The City College of New York (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9319:
Optical Tomography and Spectroscopy of Tissue XI
Bruce J. Tromberg; Arjun G. Yodh; Eva Marie Sevick-Muraca; Robert R. Alfano, Editor(s)

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