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Compact low-power mid-IR supercontinuum for sensing applications
Author(s): Peter M. Moselund; Patrick Bowen; Laurent Huot; Joanna Carthy; Ross Powell; Lucy Hooper
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Paper Abstract

Mid-IR supercontinuum sources are a new type of source for the 2-4.5 μm spectrum, but their weight, size and power consumption has previously made them unsuitable for mobile sensing. We demonstrate a highly compact supercontinuum source with a weight of <1 kg and a power consumption of <15 W emitting a spectral brightness comparable to that of a synchrotron and covering the entire 1.8-4.4 μm spectrum. We will also discuss challenges and opportunities of working with a broadband source instead of a single line or tunable source and touch upon the future potential for supercontinuum reaching further into the mid-IR

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 January 2018
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 10540, Quantum Sensing and Nano Electronics and Photonics XV, 105402I (26 January 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2290447
Show Author Affiliations
Peter M. Moselund, NKT Photonics DK (Denmark)
Patrick Bowen, NKT Photonics DK (Denmark)
Laurent Huot, NKT Photonics DK (Denmark)
Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
Joanna Carthy, NKT Photonics UK (United Kingdom)
Ross Powell, NKT Photonics UK (United Kingdom)
Lucy Hooper, NKT Photonics UK (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10540:
Quantum Sensing and Nano Electronics and Photonics XV
Manijeh Razeghi; Gail J. Brown; Jay S. Lewis; Giuseppe Leo, Editor(s)

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