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Femtosecond fiber lasers for biomedical solutions
Author(s): Jian Liu; Lihmei Yang
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Paper Abstract

Femtosecond fiber lasers are becoming an enabling technology for biomedical imaging and diagnostics from the bench to the bedside. Techniques used for achieving mode locked fiber lasers are discussed. These techniques include polarization shaping, pulse shaping, and spectral shaping. Mode locked fiber lasers operating at 1 μm, 1.55 μm, 2 μm and their harmonic generations (780-800 nm, 515-532 nm, 344-355 nm, 257-266 nm) are discussed. By using dispersion managed amplifiers, amplification and compression of 100 fs femtosecond pulses to 10 watts were demonstrated. These femtosecond fiber lasers are packaged in compact and robust modules and passed long term operation test without any degradation, and proved to be reliable light sources for clinic applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 November 2012
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 8551, High-Power Lasers and Applications VI, 85510E (29 November 2012);
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Jian Liu, PolarOnyx, Inc. (United States)
Lihmei Yang, PolarOnyx, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8551:
High-Power Lasers and Applications VI
Upendra N. Singh; Dianyuan Fan; Jianquan Yao; Robert F. Walter, Editor(s)

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