It has now been officially announced that MINERVA will have two dedicated sessions at Photonics West 2016 as part of Conference 9703 Optical Biopsy XIV: Toward Real-Time Spectroscopic Imaging and Diagnosis
Session 1: Towards the Mid-Infrared Optical Biopsy: MINERVA-I Monday 15-Feb-2016: 8:10 am – 10:10 am
Session 2: Towards the Mid-Infrared Optical […]
The fifth MINERVA newsletter is available online!
It includes a report on optimised ZrF4 mid-IR supercontinuum sources for spectroscopy; the latest developments in mercurous halide crystals (unique optical materials for the infra-red) and more details on the ultra-high NA chalcogenide step-index fibre which achieved world-record long wavelength supercontinuum for the MINERVA project.
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MINERVA researchers from DTU working with colleagues from Australian National University (ANU) recently published a key paper in Optics Express. By pumping a suspended core chalcogenide fibre at 4.4 μm a supercontinuum was generated spanning from 1.7 to 7.5 μm with an average power >5.0 μm of 4.7 mW.
A very interesting review of MINERVA technology and its potential impact featured in a recent issue of Nature Photonics;
“The demonstration of chalcogenide fibre-based supercontinuum sources that reach beyond a wavelength of ten micrometres is set to have a major impact on spectroscopy and molecular sensing.”
Günter Steinmeyer and Julia S. Skibina, Supercontinua: Entering the […]
The latest MINERVA newsletter (#4) is now online!
It includes the following items:
-MINERVA mid-IR world record features in Nature Photonics
-“MINERVA Lite” system demonstrates high speed mid-IR spectral imaging
-Infrared megapixel camera development
-High resolution mid-IR imaging at University of Exeter
-Development of standardised samples for mid-IR spectrometer […]
The original theoretical paper on which MINERVA was based was finally published this summer (Opt. Express 22, 19169–19182).
The consortium is delighted that last month this paper was selected as a Nature Photonics “Research Highlight:” Reaching the mid-infrared (Nature Photonics 8, p. 246).
In fact, as was reported in the last post, this theoretical work […]
MINERVA consortium members have prepared a paper describing record-breaking long wavelength supercontinuum generation (beyond 13 microns), which will appear in Nature Photonics:
This is particularly exciting news for MINERVA, since it experimentally confirms theoretical modelling (recently published in Optics Express) […]
MINERVA has been involved in several important conferences in recent weeks:
Last week at SPEC 2014 (Krakow, Poland) Prof. Nick Stone (University of Exeter) was an invited speaker for a plenary address “Shining Light on Disease” which covers several MINERVA topics. The project also had a poster at the event describing “Identification of Spectral Targets […]
MINERVA had a strong presence at the ICOOPMA session on “Mid-IR and Biophotonics” conference yesterday, contributing five of the seven papers. The project sponsored the session, and had an exhibition space in addition to the papers. There was a great deal of interest in the project, which is setting records in the generation of long […]
MINERVA was awarded the “Best Innovation by a Multilateral Project, Organization or Company”at Photonics Europe 2014. The 1500€ prize was accepted on behalf of G&H and other participants by Gary Stevens, who is working on the project at G&H (Torquay).
A photo of a beaming Gary with SPIE President Philip Stahl and Deputy […]