The supercontinuum laser as a flexible source for quasi-steady state and time resolved fluorescence studies

Roger Fenske, Dirk U. Näther, Richard B. Dennis, S. Desmond Smith

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Abstract

Commercial Fluorescence Lifetime Spectrometers have long suffered from the lack of a simple, compact and relatively inexpensive broad spectral band light source that can be flexibly employed for both quasi-steady state and time resolved measurements (using Time Correlated Single Photon Counting [TCSPC]). This paper reports the integration of an optically pumped photonic crystal fibre, supercontinuum source1 (Fianium model SC400PP) as a light source in Fluorescence Lifetime Spectrometers (Edinburgh Instruments FLS920 and Lifespec II), with single photon counting detectors (micro-channel plate photomultiplier and a near-infrared photomultiplier) covering the UV to NIR range. An innovative method of spectral selection of the supercontinuum source involving wedge interference filters is also discussed. © 2010 Copyright SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFiber Lasers VII: Technology, Systems, and Applications
Volume7580
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventFiber Lasers VII: Technology, Systems, and Applications - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 25 Jan 201028 Jan 2010

Conference

ConferenceFiber Lasers VII: Technology, Systems, and Applications
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period25/01/1028/01/10

Keywords

  • Fluorescence lifetimes
  • Supercontinuum
  • TCSPC
  • Time Correlated Single Photon Counting

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    Fenske, R., Näther, D. U., Dennis, R. B., & Smith, S. D. (2010). The supercontinuum laser as a flexible source for quasi-steady state and time resolved fluorescence studies. In Fiber Lasers VII: Technology, Systems, and Applications (Vol. 7580) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.842672