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Coherent fiber supercontinuum laser for nonlinear biomedical imaging
Author(s): Haohua Tu; Yuan Liu; Xiaomin Liu; Jesper Lægsgaard; Dmitry Turchinovich; Stephen A. Boppart
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Paper Abstract

Nonlinear biomedical imaging has not benefited from the well-known techniques of fiber supercontinuum generation for reasons such as poor coherence (or high noise), insufficient controllability, low spectral power intensity, and inadequate portability. Fortunately, a few techniques involving nonlinear fiber optics and femtosecond fiber laser development have emerged to overcome these critical limitations. These techniques pave the way for conducting point-of-care nonlinear biomedical imaging by a low-maintenance cost-effective coherent fiber supercontinuum laser, which covers a broad emission wavelength of 350-1700 nm. A prototype of this laser has been demonstrated in label-free multimodal nonlinear imaging of cell and tissue samples.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 December 2012
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8553, Optics in Health Care and Biomedical Optics V, 85530A (11 December 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.999522
Show Author Affiliations
Haohua Tu, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (United States)
Yuan Liu, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (United States)
Xiaomin Liu, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
Jesper Lægsgaard, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
Dmitry Turchinovich, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
Stephen A. Boppart, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8553:
Optics in Health Care and Biomedical Optics V
Qingming Luo; Ying Gu; Xingde D. Li, Editor(s)

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