Novel mid-infrared imaging system based on single-mode quantum cascade laser illumination and upconversion

Jan Tomko, Saher Junaid, Peter Tidemand-Lichtenberg, W. Ted Masselink

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Abstract

Compared to the visible or near-infrared (NIR) spectral regions, there is a lack of very high sensitivity detectors in the mid-infrared (MIR) that operate near room temperature. Upconversion of the MIR light to NIR light that is imaged using affordable, fast, and sensitive NIR detectors or cameras represents an attractive possibility and the technique has been successfully demonstrated using a broad-spectrum light source [1]. If, however, high brightness is advantageous, especially using a narrow wavelength band, a laser is a more useful light source. In this paper we present the first MIR imaging system based on upconversion technology with an external cavity quantum cascade laser (ECQCL) used as the illumination source.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe & European Quantum Electronics Conference (CLEO/Europe-EQEC)
Number of pages1
PublisherIEEE
Publication date2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventThe European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO_Europe 2017 - Munich (ICM), Germany., Munich, Germany
Duration: 25 Jun 201729 Jun 2017
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Conference

ConferenceThe European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO_Europe 2017
LocationMunich (ICM), Germany.
CountryGermany
CityMunich
Period25/06/201729/06/2017
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Tomko, J., Junaid, S., Tidemand-Lichtenberg, P., & Masselink, W. T. (2017). Novel mid-infrared imaging system based on single-mode quantum cascade laser illumination and upconversion. In 2017 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe & European Quantum Electronics Conference (CLEO/Europe-EQEC) IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/CLEOE-EQEC.2017.8086557