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Mid-infrared sources for biomedical applications based on chalcogenide glass fibres

Seddon, Angela B.; Sujecki, Slawomir; Sojka, Lukasz; Furniss, David; Tang, Zhuoqi; Mabwa, David; Nunes, Joel; Crane, Richard; Parnell, Harriet A.; Jayasuriya, Dinuka; Shen, Meili; Fang, Yuanrong; Phang, Sendy; Beres-Pawlik, Elzbieta M.; Barney, Emma; Farries, Mark C.; Benson, Trevor M.

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Professor of Inorganic Materials

Slawomir Sujecki

Lukasz Sojka

Zhuoqi Tang

David Mabwa

Joel Nunes

Richard Crane

Harriet A. Parnell

Dinuka Jayasuriya

Meili Shen

Yuanrong Fang

Elzbieta M. Beres-Pawlik

Associate Professor

Mark C. Farries

Trevor M. Benson


Stefano Taccheo

Maurizio Ferrari

Jacob I. Mackenzie


Many important molecules show strong characteristic vibrational transitions in the mid-infrared (MIR) part of the electromagnetic spectrum. This leads to applications in spectroscopy, chemical and bio-molecular sensing, security and industry, especially over the mid- and long- wave infrared atmospheric transmission windows of 3-5 μm and 8-13 μm. In this paper, we review some of our more recent experimental and simulation work aimed at developing new light sources based on chalcogenide glass optical fibres that can help us utilize this spectral region for biomedical applications. This includes the development of supercontinuum and bright luminescent sources and our progress towards fibre-based lasers. We place these developments in the context of MIR imaging and spectroscopy in order to show how they bring the promise a new era in healthcare and clinical diagnostics.

Journal Article Type Conference Paper
Conference Name Fiber Lasers and Glass Photonics: Materials through Applications II
Conference Location Online Only, France
Acceptance Date Apr 9, 2020
Online Publication Date Apr 9, 2020
Publication Date Apr 9, 2020
Deposit Date May 12, 2020
Publicly Available Date May 12, 2020
Journal Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Print ISSN 0277-786X
Electronic ISSN 1996-756X
Publisher Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 11357
Article Number 1135710
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Additional Information Angela B. Seddon, Slawomir Sujecki, Lukasz Sojka, David Furniss, Zhuoqi Tang, David Mabwa, Joel Nunes, Richard Crane, Harriet Parnell, Dinuka Jayasuriya, Meili Shen, Yuanrong Fang, Sendy Phang, Elżbieta Bereś-Pawlik, Emma Barney, Mark Farries, and Trevor Benson "Mid-infrared sources for biomedical applications based on chalcogenide glass fibres", Proc. SPIE 11357, Fiber Lasers and Glass Photonics: Materials through Applications II, 1135710 (9 April 2020);

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