Suppression of white light generation (supercontinuum) in biological media: A pilot study using human salivary proteins

C. Santhosh, A. K. Dharmadhikari, K. Alti, J. A. Dharmadhikari, D. Mathur

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Abstract

Propagation of ultrashort pulses of intense, infrared light through transparent medium gives rise to a visually spectacular phenomenon known as supercontinuum (white light) generation wherein the spectrum of transmitted light is very considerably broader than that of the incident light. We have studied the propagation of ultrafast (<45 fs) pulses of intense infrared light through biological media (water, and water doped with salivary proteins) which reveal that white light generation is severely suppressed in the presence of a major salivary protein, α-amylase.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOptics in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
Volume6439
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31-08-2007
EventOptics in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: 21-01-200723-01-2007

Conference

ConferenceOptics in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA
Period21-01-0723-01-07

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Santhosh, C., Dharmadhikari, A. K., Alti, K., Dharmadhikari, J. A., & Mathur, D. (2007). Suppression of white light generation (supercontinuum) in biological media: A pilot study using human salivary proteins. In Optics in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (Vol. 6439). [64390Q] https://doi.org/10.1117/12.729518