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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 5 — Feb. 27, 2012
  • pp: 4887–4892

IR microscopy utilizing intense supercontinuum light source

Sune Dupont, Christian Petersen, Jan Thøgersen, Christian Agger, Ole Bang, and Søren Rud Keiding  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 5, pp. 4887-4892 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.004887


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Abstract

Combining the molecular specificity of the infrared spectral region with high resolution microscopy has been pursued by researchers for decades. Here we demonstrate infrared supercontinuum radiated from an optical fiber as a promising new light source for infrared microspectroscopy. The supercontinuum light source has a high brightness and spans the infrared region from 1400 nm to 4000 nm. This combination allows contact free high resolution hyper spectral infrared microscopy. The microscope is demonstrated by imaging an oil/water sample with 20 μm resolution.

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OCIS Codes
(110.2350) Imaging systems : Fiber optics imaging
(180.0180) Microscopy : Microscopy
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(320.6629) Ultrafast optics : Supercontinuum generation

ToC Category:
Microscopy

History
Original Manuscript: December 7, 2011
Revised Manuscript: February 3, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: February 8, 2012
Published: February 13, 2012

Virtual Issues
Vol. 7, Iss. 4 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Sune Dupont, Christian Petersen, Jan Thøgersen, Christian Agger, Ole Bang, and Søren Rud Keiding, "IR microscopy utilizing intense supercontinuum light source," Opt. Express 20, 4887-4892 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-5-4887


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