Fiber Sensors & Supercontinuum

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Fiber Sensors & Supercontinuum

Biomedical and environmental sensing and imaging 

Fiber-optical sensors and imaging technologies are being increasingly employed in the fight against disease, environmental pollution, and climate change. Key to this development is the use of powerful and broadband laser sources, such as the supercontinuum “white-light” laser. 

Optical imaging based on supercontinuum light is used for screening of skin cancer patients, mapping tissue chemistry, and inspection of industrial coatings. Optical fiber sensors have use in for example monitoring neural brain activity in Alzheimer patients, aqua culture health in fish farms, greenhouse gas emissions from ships, and structural parameters such as strain and humidity for construction. 

Learn more about the research of the Fiber Sensors & Supercontinuum group