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Biomedical imaging and detection with broadband spatially coherent supercontinuum laser
Author(s): Chia-En Yang; Jimmy Yao; Yun-Ching Chang; Stuart Yin; Claire Luo
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, the application of a broadband spatially coherent IR supercontinuum source to the biomedical imaging and detection is presented. New IR material is proposed to generate Mid-IR supercontinuum above 4um, which was previously difficult due to inherent material absorption. Broad Mid-IR supercontinuum is numerically shown to be possible with one single wavelength pump in appropriate fiber structure. Mid-IR broadband sources are very useful in IR Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) and spectroscopy in biomedical materials, due to the rich absorption structures the Mid-IR region. Broadband Mid-IR source is better than single wavelength tunable source, such as Quantum Cascaded Lasers (QCL), for faster analysis speed, since slow scan is not required.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 August 2009
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7420, Photonic Fiber and Crystal Devices: Advances in Materials and Innovations in Device Applications III, 74200T (28 August 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.824215
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Chia-En Yang, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Jimmy Yao, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Yun-Ching Chang, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Stuart Yin, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Claire Luo, General Opto Solutions, LLC (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7420:
Photonic Fiber and Crystal Devices: Advances in Materials and Innovations in Device Applications III
Shizhuo Yin; Ruyan Guo, Editor(s)

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