Infrared laser light can detect poor food quality and cancer

Danish scientists from DTU and Aarhus University have developed a new type of optical fiber that can transport light with longer wavelengths than ever before

2014.09.17 | Trine Møller Hansen

Danish scientists from DTU and Aarhus University have developed a new type of optical fiber that can transport light with longer wavelengths than ever before. Together with among others NKT Photonics they have developed a device that can transport infrared light that is between 100,000 and one million times more powerful than any conventional infrared light source. Their laser technique can be used to diagnose cancer and control food quality.

The breakthrough has just been published in Nature Photonics this week. Postdoc Sune Dupont, iNANO, and PhD student Jacob Ramsay, Department of Chemistry, are co-authors of the article.

Article in videnskab.dk (in Danish)

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