Generating Visible to Mid-Infrared Supercontinuum Light Source using a Multi-Wavelength Ultrashort Laser

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This technology is a new method of generating an ultrabroadband and flat supercontinuum laser. Two or more ultrafast lasers with unique central wavelengths are generated from a single cavity so that they can be precisely synchronized. Then, each individual output is broaden to produce flat continuum of wavelengths in the visible and mid-infrared range.


Ultrafast lasers, lasers that provide pulses in the picosecond or femtosecond range, are rapidly replacing existing laser and non-laser technologies. In the manufacturing industry, ultrafast lasers can be used to assist with producing precision parts. Ultrafast lasers are also used in microscopes and allow for higher resolution and simpler design over other types of microscopes.

This method this technology uses to generate lasers improves on existing ultrafast laser technology, allowing more compact and less expensive designs.


  • Remote sensing
  • Medical imaging & microscopy


  • Compact
  • Stable
  • Inexpensive
  • Low power consumption
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Contact For More Information:
Richard Weite
Senior Licensing Manager, College of Optical Sciences
The University of Arizona
Lead Inventor(s):
Farhad Akhoundi
Nasser Peyghambarian