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Infrared sensing made visible: Combining infrared light sources and upconversion sensors for improved sensitivity in medical applications and gas analysis

Deliverables

Spatially confined ps system for DFWM

Report on novel set-up for combustion analysis

First measurement of spectral features in tissue

Comparative study for oesophageal cancer diagnosis

5 – 12 µm cw OPO

CW OPO for gas sensing (ESR4)

4 nm tuneable laser at 976 nm

Pump for hyperspectral imaging (ESR8,9)

1.5 – 4.5 µm picosecond OPO

Ps OPO for DFWM (ESR3)

System ps/fs upconversion set-up and documentation

First ps/fs spectroscopy and imaging (ESR3)

Hyperspectral imaging system within the 5-12 µm

Hyperspectral Imaging system for medical applications (ESR1,2)

Medical QCL (5 – 12 µm)

QCL for EXON (ESR1,2)

10 – 25 µm QCL to be tested with LWIR upconversion

LWIR QCL for test with upconversion spectroscopy (ESR8)

Project website

Website for broader public dissemination

50 (or more) ISI papers

Submitted ESR publications

Second summer school for 5 ECTS

Entrepreneurship in mid-IR technologies

15 ESRs recruited

All ESRs have employment contract

15 ESR Thesis

DTU Doctorate Degree to be obtained

Third summer school for 5 ECTS

Tomorrows mid-IR technologies

First summer school for 5 ECTS

Mid-IR science and technology

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Publications

Optical parametric generation in orientation-patterned gallium phosphide

Author(s): Hanyu Ye, S. Chaitanya Kumar, Junxiong Wei, P. G. Schunemann, M. Ebrahim-Zadeh
Published in: Optics Letters, Issue 42/18, 2017, Page(s) 3694, ISSN 0146-9592
DOI: 10.1364/OL.42.003694

Extended 97  nm tuning range in a MOPA system with a tunable dual grating Y-branch laser

Author(s): Mahmoud Tawfieq, André Müller, Jörg Fricke, Pietro Della Casa, Peter Ressel, David Feise, Bernd Sumpf, Günther Tränkle
Published in: Optics Letters, Issue 42/20, 2017, Page(s) 4227, ISSN 0146-9592
DOI: 10.1364/ol.42.004227

Compact High Power Diode Laser MOPA System With 5.5 nm Wavelength Tunability

Author(s): Mahmoud Tawfieq, Andre Muller, Jorg Fricke, Pietro Della Casa, Peter Ressel, Arnim Ginolas, David Feise, Bernd Sumpf, Gunther Trankle
Published in: IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, Issue 29/22, 2017, Page(s) 1983-1986, ISSN 1041-1135
DOI: 10.1109/LPT.2017.2758169

Performance characterization of mid-infrared difference-frequency-generation in orientation-patterned gallium phosphide

Author(s): Junxiong Wei, S. Chaitanya Kumar, Hanyu Ye, P. G. Schunemann, M. Ebrahim-Zadeh
Published in: Optical Materials Express, Issue 8/3, 2018, Page(s) 555, ISSN 2159-3930
DOI: 10.1364/OME.8.000555

Nanosecond difference-frequency generation in orientation-patterned gallium phosphide

Author(s): Junxiong Wei, S. Chaitanya Kumar, Hanyu Ye, Kavita Devi, Peter G. Schunemann, M. Ebrahim-Zadeh
Published in: Optics Letters, Issue 42/11, 2017, Page(s) 2193, ISSN 0146-9592
DOI: 10.1364/OL.42.002193

Critically phase-matched Ti:sapphire-laser-pumped deep-infrared femtosecond optical parametric oscillator based on CdSiP 2

Author(s): Callum F. O’Donnell, S. Chaitanya Kumar, K. T. Zawilski, P. G. Schunemann, M. Ebrahim-Zadeh
Published in: Optics Letters, Issue 43/7, 2018, Page(s) 1507, ISSN 0146-9592
DOI: 10.1364/ol.43.001507

Multimilliwatt, tunable, continuous-wave, mid-infrared generation across 46–47  μm based on orientation-patterned gallium phosphide

Author(s): Kavita Devi, A. Padhye, P. G. Schunemann, M. Ebrahim-Zadeh
Published in: Optics Letters, Issue 43/10, 2018, Page(s) 2284, ISSN 0146-9592
DOI: 10.1364/OL.43.002284

Singly-resonant pulsed optical parametric oscillator based on orientation-patterned gallium phosphide

Author(s): Hanyu Ye, S. Chaitanya Kumar, Junxiong Wei, P. G. Schunemann, M. Ebrahim-Zadeh
Published in: Optics Letters, Issue 43/11, 2018, Page(s) 2454, ISSN 0146-9592
DOI: 10.1364/ol.43.002454

Upconversion detector for range-resolved DIAL measurement of atmospheric CH 4

Author(s): Lichun Meng, Andreas Fix, Martin Wirth, Lasse Høgstedt, Peter Tidemand-Lichtenberg, Christian Pedersen, Peter John Rodrigo
Published in: Optics Express, Issue 26/4, 2018, Page(s) 3850, ISSN 1094-4087
DOI: 10.1364/OE.26.003850

Electronically delay-tuned upconversion cross-correlator for characterization of mid-infrared pulses

Author(s): Laurent Huot, Peter Morten Moselund, Peter Tidemand-Lichtenberg, Christian Pedersen
Published in: Optics Letters, Issue 43/12, 2018, Page(s) 2881, ISSN 0146-9592
DOI: 10.1364/OL.43.002881

Mid-infrared upconversion based hyperspectral imaging

Author(s): Saher Junaid, Jan Tomko, Mykhaylo P. Semtsiv, Jan Kischkat, W. Ted Masselink, Christian Pedersen, Peter Tidemand-Lichtenberg
Published in: Optics Express, Issue 26/3, 2018, Page(s) 2203, ISSN 1094-4087
DOI: 10.1364/OE.26.002203

Upconversion detection of long-wave infrared radiation from a quantum cascade laser

Author(s): Yu-Pei Tseng, Christian Pedersen, Peter Tidemand-Lichtenberg
Published in: Optical Materials Express, Issue 8/5, 2018, Page(s) 1313, ISSN 2159-3930
DOI: 10.1364/OME.8.001313

Time-resolved infrared photoluminescence spectroscopy using parametric three-wave mixing with angle-tuned phase matching

Author(s): Søren Roesgaard, Lichun Meng, Peter Tidemand-Lichtenberg, Jeppe Seidelin Dam, Peter John Rodrigo, Christian Pedersen, Brian Julsgaard
Published in: Optics Letters, Issue 43/12, 2018, Page(s) 3001, ISSN 0146-9592
DOI: 10.1364/ol.43.003001

External cavity quantum cascade laser emitting from 12.3 to 13.2 $$\upmu$$μm

Author(s): Sylvain Mathonnière, Ján Tomko, Yohei Matsuoka, Sven Peters, Jan Kischkat, Mykhaylo Semtsiv, W. Ted Masselink
Published in: Applied Physics B, Issue 124/7, 2018, ISSN 0946-2171
DOI: 10.1007/s00340-018-7017-7

Upconversion imaging using an all-fiber supercontinuum source

Author(s): Laurent Huot, Peter Morten Moselund, Peter Tidemand-Lichtenberg, Lasse Leick, Christian Pedersen
Published in: Optics Letters, Issue 41/11, 2016, Page(s) 2466, ISSN 0146-9592
DOI: 10.1364/OL.41.002466

Thermal annealing of lattice-matched InGaAs/InAlAs Quantum-Cascade Lasers

Author(s): Sylvain Mathonnière, M.P. Semtsiv, W. Ted Masselink
Published in: Journal of Crystal Growth, Issue 477, 2017, Page(s) 258-261, ISSN 0022-0248
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcrysgro.2017.01.029

External-cavity quantum cascade laser using intra-cavity out-coupling

Author(s): Yohei Matsuoka, Sven Peters, Mykhaylo P. Semtsiv, W. Ted Masselink
Published in: Optics Letters, Issue 43/15, 2018, Page(s) 3726, ISSN 0146-9592
DOI: 10.1364/OL.43.003726

Broadband multilayer anti-reflection coating for mid-infrared range from 7  μm to 12  μm

Author(s): Yohei Matsuoka, Sylvain Mathonnèire, Sven Peters, W. Ted Masselink
Published in: Applied Optics, Issue 57/7, 2018, Page(s) 1645, ISSN 1559-128X
DOI: 10.1364/AO.57.001645

Spatially and temporally resolved IR-DFWM measurement of HCN released from gasification of biomass pellets

Author(s): Dina Hot, Rasmus L. Pedersen, Wubin Weng, Yuhe Zhang, Marcus Aldén, Zhongshan Li
Published in: Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 2018, ISSN 1540-7489
DOI: 10.1016/j.proci.2018.07.105

Comparison of an InSb Detector and Upconversion Detector for Infrared Polarization Spectroscopy

Author(s): Rasmus L. Pedersen, Dina Hot, Zongshan Li
Published in: Applied Spectroscopy, Issue 72/5, 2018, Page(s) 793-797, ISSN 0003-7028
DOI: 10.1177/0003702817746635

Enhancing the detectivity of an upconversion single-photon detector by spatial filtering of upconverted parametric fluorescence

Author(s): Lichun Meng, Lasse Høgstedt, Peter Tidemand-Lichtenberg, Christian Pedersen, Peter John Rodrigo
Published in: Optics Express, Issue 26/19, 2018, Page(s) 24712, ISSN 1094-4087
DOI: 10.1364/oe.26.024712

Upconversion raster scanning microscope for long-wavelength infrared imaging of breast cancer microcalcifications

Author(s): Yu-Pei Tseng, Pascaline Bouzy, Christian Pedersen, Nick Stone, Peter Tidemand-Lichtenberg
Published in: Biomedical Optics Express, Issue 9/10, 2018, Page(s) 4979, ISSN 2156-7085
DOI: 10.1364/boe.9.004979

Broadband multilayer antireflection coating for quantum cascade laser facets

Author(s): Yohei Matsuoka, Mykhaylo P. Semtsiv, Sven Peters, W. Ted Masselink
Published in: Optics Letters, Issue 43/19, 2018, Page(s) 4723, ISSN 0146-9592
DOI: 10.1364/ol.43.004723

High-power sampled-grating-based master oscillator power amplifier system with 235  nm wavelength tuning around 970  nm

Author(s): M. Tawfieq, H. Wenzel, P. Della Casa, O. Brox, A. Ginolas, P. Ressel, D. Feise, A. Knigge, M. Weyers, B. Sumpf, G. Tränkle
Published in: Applied Optics, Issue 57/29, 2018, Page(s) 8680, ISSN 1559-128X
DOI: 10.1364/ao.57.008680

Characterisation and comparison between different S-bend shaped GaAs Y-branch distributed Bragg reflector lasers emitting at 976 nm

Author(s): Mahmoud Tawfieq, Jörg Fricke, André Müller, Pietro Della Casa, Peter Ressel, Arnim Ginolas, Hans Wenzel, Bernd Sumpf, Günther Tränkle
Published in: Semiconductor Science and Technology, Issue 33/11, 2018, Page(s) 115001, ISSN 0268-1242
DOI: 10.1088/1361-6641/aadfbd

Tunable high-average-power optical parametric oscillators near 2  μm

Author(s): Biplob Nandy, S. Chaitanya Kumar, J. Canals Casals, Hanyu Ye, M. Ebrahim-Zadeh
Published in: Journal of the Optical Society of America B, Issue 35/12, 2018, Page(s) C57, ISSN 0740-3224
DOI: 10.1364/josab.35.000c57

Characterization and comparison between two coupling concepts of four-wavelength monolithic DBR ridge waveguide diode laser at 970 nm

Author(s): Mahmoud Tawfieq, Julia Kabitzke, Jörg Fricke, Pietro Della Casa, Arnim Ginolas, Peter Ressel, Hans Wenzel, Bernd Sumpf, Günther Tränkle
Published in: Applied Physics B, Issue 125/3, 2019, ISSN 0946-2171
DOI: 10.1007/s00340-019-7153-8

EXPRESS: Mid-Infrared Polarization Spectroscopy Measurements of Species Concentrations and Temperature in a Low-Pressure Flame

Author(s): Anna-Lena Sahlberg, Dina Hot, Rasmus Lyngbye Pedersen, Jianfeng Zhou, Marcus Alden, Zhongshan Li
Published in: Applied Spectroscopy, 2018, Page(s) 000370281882323, ISSN 0003-7028
DOI: 10.1177/0003702818823239

Upconversion imaging using short-wave infrared picosecond pulses

Author(s): Morgan Mathez, Peter John Rodrigo, Peter Tidemand-Lichtenberg, Christian Pedersen
Published in: Optics Letters, Issue 42/3, 2017, Page(s) 579, ISSN 0146-9592
DOI: 10.1364/OL.42.000579

SHG (532  nm)-induced spontaneous parametric downconversion noise in 1064-nm-pumped IR upconversion detectors

Author(s): L. Meng, A. Padhye, C. Pedersen, M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, P. J. Rodrigo
Published in: Optics Letters, Issue 44/7, 2019, Page(s) 1670, ISSN 0146-9592
DOI: 10.1364/ol.44.001670

Pulsed upconversion imaging of mid-infrared supercontinuum light using an electronically synchronized pump laser

Author(s): Laurent Huot, Peter Morten Moselund, Peter Tidemand-Lichtenberg, Christian Pedersen
Published in: Applied Optics, Issue 58/2, 2019, Page(s) 244, ISSN 1559-128X
DOI: 10.1364/ao.58.000244

Concept and numerical simulations of widely tunable GaAs-based sampled-grating diode laser emitting at 976 nm

Author(s): Mahmoud Tawfieq, Hans Wenzel, Olaf Brox, Pietro Della Casa, Bernd Sumpf, Günther Tränkle
Published in: IET Optoelectronics, 2017, ISSN 1751-8768
DOI: 10.1049/iet-opt.2016.0068

Mid-IR hyperspectral imaging for label-free histopathology and cytology

Author(s): M Hermes, R Brandstrup Morrish, L Huot, L Meng, S Junaid, J Tomko, G R Lloyd, W T Masselink, P Tidemand-Lichtenberg, C Pedersen, F Palombo, N Stone
Published in: Journal of Optics, Issue 20/2, 2018, Page(s) 023002, ISSN 2040-8978
DOI: 10.1088/2040-8986/aaa36b

Realisation of a widely tuneable sampled grating DBR laser emitting around 970 nm

Author(s): Olaf Brox, Mahmoud Tawfieq, Pietro Della Casa, Peter Ressel, Bernd Sumpf, Götz Erbert, Andrea Knigge, Markus Weyers, Hans Wenzel
Published in: Electronics Letters, 2017, ISSN 0013-5194
DOI: 10.1049/el.2017.0521

GHz-bandwidth upconversion detector using a unidirectional ring cavity to reduce multilongitudinal mode pump effects

Author(s): Lichun Meng, Lasse H?gstedt, Peter Tidemand-Lichtenberg, Christian Pedersen, Peter John Rodrigo
Published in: Optics Express, Issue 25/13, 2017, Page(s) 14783, ISSN 1094-4087
DOI: 10.1364/OE.25.014783

Upconversion based spectral imaging in 6 to 8 μm wavelength regime

Author(s): S. Junaid, P. Tidemand-Lichtenberg, C. Pedersen
Published in: Nonlinear Frequency Generation and Conversion: Materials and Devices XVI, 2017, Page(s) 100880I
DOI: 10.1117/12.2250538

Investigation of mid-IR picosecond image upconversion

Author(s): Morgan Mathez, Christian Pedersen, Peter John Rodigo, Peter Tidemand-Lichtenberg
Published in: Nonlinear Frequency Generation and Conversion: Materials and Devices XVI, 2017, Page(s) 100880L
DOI: 10.1117/12.2251107