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Broadband Laser Aimed at Cancer Detection

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Covering a wide swath of the mid-infrared, a new system offers greater spectral sensitivity

By James F. Lowe, Web managing editor, james.lowe@photonics.com

Mid-infrared (MIR) light is rich with molecular "fingerprint" information that can be used to detect substances from atmospheric pollutants to cancer cells. While some lasers already operate in this region, enabling a variety of spectroscopy applications, their linewidth is relatively narrow,...Read full article

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