Multi-color imaging of plasmonic nanostructures

The Nano-optics group at University of Cologne uses the SuperK EXTREME for multi-color imaging of light emitting molecules coupled to plasmonic nanostructures. Plasmonics is one of the fastest developing areas of optics due to its potential to bring optics to the nanoscale. Read more

High speed Tomography and Profilometry

Researchers at the Advanced Photonics & Sensing Laboratory at  Saitama University use the SuperK EXTREME and a spatial light modulator to create the Worlds first optically zooming tomography system. Read more

Supercontinuum OCT used to measure retinal oxygen metabolic response in the eye

Using the SuperK EXTREME OCT supercontinuum laser from NKT Photonics, a research team from Northwestern University and University of Wisconsin has build a visible light optical coherence tomography imaging system capable of measuring retinal oxygen metabolic rate (rMRO2) noninvasively in rat eyes. Being able to quantify oxygen metabolism noninvasively is important for diagnostics and investigation of a range of eye diseases such as age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma. Read more

True color SLO and OCT handheld probe

Team from Duke University uses a SuperK EXTREME supercontinuum source from NKT Photonics to power the World's first true color scanning laser ophthalmoscopy and optical coherence tomography handheld probe. The true color SLO could potentially provide earlier detection of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and it may be possible to use it to evaluate the effects of various drugs or dietary supplements on the macular pigment density. Read more

Characterization of graphene-based photodetectors

At the quantum nano-optoelectronics group of Frank Koppens at ICFO they focus on the fundamental nano-optoelectronic properties of graphene and 2D materials. The aim is to reveal new physical (quantum) phenomena related to strong interactions between light and matter, and to develop new applications for sensing, photodetection and nano-scale light processing and switching. One of the specific topics the group is exploring is the development of the potentially far-reaching field of nano-photonics of novel 2d materials and heterostructures of these. Read more