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1 Department of Photonics Engineering, Technical University of Denmark 2 Fiber Optics, Devices and Non-linear Effects, Department of Photonics Engineering, Technical University of Denmark 3 Nanophotonics Theory and Signal Processing, Department of Photonics Engineering, Technical University of Denmark 4 University of Illinois 5 Fibers & Nonlinear Optics, Department of Photonics Engineering, Technical University of Denmark
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.
Proceedings of Spie, the International Society for Optical Engineering, 2012, Vol 8553
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