Special Section on Selected Topics in Biophotonics: Photoacoustic Tomography and Fiber-Based Lasers and Supercontinuum Sources

High energy supercontinuum sources using tapered photonic crystal fibers for multispectral photoacoustic microscopy

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Magalie Bondu

NKT Photonics A/S, Blokken 84, Birkerød 3460, Denmark

University of Kent, Applied Optics Group, School of Physical Science, Ingram Building, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NH, United Kingdom

Christopher Brooks, Christian Jakobsen, Peter Morten Moselund, Lasse Leick

NKT Photonics A/S, Blokken 84, Birkerød 3460, Denmark

Keith Oakes

Elforlight Ltd., 4b Brunel Close, Daventry, Northamptonshire NN11 8RB, United Kingdom

Ole Bang

NKT Photonics A/S, Blokken 84, Birkerød 3460, Denmark

Technical University of Denmark, DTU Fotonik, Department of Photonics Engineering, Kongens Lyngby 2800, Denmark

Adrian Podoleanu

University of Kent, Applied Optics Group, School of Physical Science, Ingram Building, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NH, United Kingdom

J. Biomed. Opt. 21(6), 061005 (Feb 02, 2016). doi:10.1117/1.JBO.21.6.061005
History: Received October 30, 2015; Accepted December 31, 2015
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Abstract.  We demonstrate a record bandwidth high energy supercontinuum source suitable for multispectral photoacoustic microscopy. The source has more than 150  nJ/10  nm bandwidth over a spectral range of 500 to 1600 nm. This performance is achieved using a carefully designed fiber taper with large-core input for improved power handling and small-core output that provides the desired spectral range of the supercontinuum source.

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Magalie Bondu ; Christopher Brooks ; Christian Jakobsen ; Keith Oakes ; Peter Morten Moselund, et al.
"High energy supercontinuum sources using tapered photonic crystal fibers for multispectral photoacoustic microscopy", J. Biomed. Opt. 21(6), 061005 (Feb 02, 2016). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.JBO.21.6.061005


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