White Light Generation in Human Saliva

Santhosh, C and Dharmadhikari, AK and Dharmadhikari, JA and Alti, K and Mathur, D (2010) White Light Generation in Human Saliva. AIP Conf.Proc.. pp. 218-219.

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Abstract

Interaction of intense, femto-second pulses of infrared light (800 nm) with water generates white light supercontinuum due to nonlinear optical effects. This supercontinuum was found to be suppressed by the addition of alpha amylase, a major protein in the human saliva. We have studied the suppression of supper continuum by human saliva, collected from healthy subjects with and without smoking habits. Suppression of the blue-sided components was observed significantly in non-smokers saliva than chain smokers

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Supercontinuum generation, Femtosecond laser, Optical non-linearity, Macro-molecular media, Human saliva
Subjects: Departments at MU > Atomic Molecular Physics
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2011 10:01
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2013 11:24
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/1585

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