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Potential of optical parametric oscillators in medicine
Author(s): Lawrie A. W. Gloster; Terence A. King
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Paper Abstract

Optical parametric oscillators offer extremely large tuning ranges from the ultra violet to the mid-infrared with high pump to output conversion efficiencies and providing continuous or pulsed operation from nanosecond to femtosecond domains. These sources have many potential applications in medicine in diagnostic techniques, selective laser induced fluorescence and tunable source therapeutics. We present various cavity architectures from narrow bandwidth, low power devices to high power extraction and amplification with a view to assessing the potential of the OPO in medicine.

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Date Published: 8 January 1996
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2629, Biomedical Optoelectronics in Clinical Chemistry and Biotechnology, (8 January 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.229528
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Lawrie A. W. Gloster, Univ. of Manchester (United Kingdom)
Terence A. King, Univ. of Manchester (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2629:
Biomedical Optoelectronics in Clinical Chemistry and Biotechnology
Stefan Andersson-Engels; Mario Corti; Ivan Kertesz; Norbert Kroo; Heinz P. Weber; Terence A. King; Riccardo Pratesi; Stefan Seeger, Editor(s)

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