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Comparing Yb-fiber and Ti:Sapphire lasers for depth resolved imaging of human skin (Conference Presentation)
Author(s): Mihaela Balu; Ilyas Saytashev; Jue Hou; Marcos Dantus; Bruce J. Tromberg

Paper Abstract

We report on a direct comparison between Ti:Sapphire and Yb fiber lasers for depth-resolved label-free multimodal imaging of human skin. We found that the penetration depth achieved with the Yb laser was 80% greater than for the Ti:Sapphire. Third harmonic generation (THG) imaging with Yb laser excitation provides additional information about skin structure. Our results indicate the potential of fiber-based laser systems for moving into clinical use.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 April 2016
PDF: 1 pages
Proc. SPIE 9689, Photonic Therapeutics and Diagnostics XII, 96890X (27 April 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2213352
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Mihaela Balu, Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic (United States)
Ilyas Saytashev, Michigan State Univ. (United States)
Jue Hou, Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic (United States)
Marcos Dantus, Michigan State Univ. (United States)
Bruce J. Tromberg, Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9689:
Photonic Therapeutics and Diagnostics XII
Hyun Wook Kang; Guillermo J. Tearney; Melissa C. Skala; Bernard Choi; Andreas Mandelis; Brian J. F. Wong; Justus F. Ilgner; Nikiforos Kollias; Paul J. Campagnola; Kenton W. Gregory; Laura Marcu; Haishan Zeng, Editor(s)

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