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26 January 2018 Compact low-power mid-IR supercontinuum for sensing applications
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Mid-IR supercontinuum sources are a new type of source for the 2-4.5 μm spectrum, but their weight, size and power consumption has previously made them unsuitable for mobile sensing. We demonstrate a highly compact supercontinuum source with a weight of <1 kg and a power consumption of <15 W emitting a spectral brightness comparable to that of a synchrotron and covering the entire 1.8-4.4 μm spectrum. We will also discuss challenges and opportunities of working with a broadband source instead of a single line or tunable source and touch upon the future potential for supercontinuum reaching further into the mid-IR
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Peter M. Moselund, Patrick Bowen, Laurent Huot, Joanna Carthy, Ross Powell, and Lucy Hooper "Compact low-power mid-IR supercontinuum for sensing applications", Proc. SPIE 10540, Quantum Sensing and Nano Electronics and Photonics XV, 105402I (26 January 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2290447; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2290447
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