Coherent fiber supercontinuum laser for nonlinear biomedical imaging

Haohua Tu, Yuan Liu, Xiaomin Liu, Jesper Lægsgaard, Dmitry Turchinovich, Stephen A. Boppart

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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.© (2012) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Original languageEnglish
JournalProceedings of SPIE, the International Society for Optical Engineering
Pages (from-to)85530A
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventSPIE Photonics Asia 2012 : Optics in Health Care and Biomedical Optics V - Beijing International Convention Center, Beijing, China
Duration: 5 Nov 20127 Dec 2012


ConferenceSPIE Photonics Asia 2012 : Optics in Health Care and Biomedical Optics V
LocationBeijing International Convention Center

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