by Magalie Bondu, Christopher Brooks, Christian Jakobsen, Keith Oakes, Peter Morten Moselund, Lasse Leick, Ole Bang, and Adrian Podoleanu

Journal: Journal of Biomedical Optics 21(6), 061005 (2016)

Published: February 2, 2016

We demonstrate a record bandwidth high energy supercontinuum source suitable for multispectral photoacoustic microscopy. The source has more than 150 nJ∕10 nm bandwidth over a spectral range of 500 to 1600 nm. This performance is achieved using a carefully designed fiber taper with large-core input for improved power handling and small-core output that provides the desired spectral range of the supercontinuum source.