Publications & Research
Omni Sciences, Inc. (OSI) is developing the most cost-effective and robust near- and mid-infrared, super-continuum fiber lasers in the world. OSI's patented super-continuum technology can generate continuous light over the near-IR, 0.8-2 microns, as well as mid-IR, 2-5 microns, with high output powers. Our laser technology is a practical super-continuum source that uses commercial off-the-shelf laser diodes and fibers (i.e., no optical bench) that covers several octaves of near-IR and mid-IR spectrum. This super-continuum source is unique in that a mode-locked laser is not required and only short fiber lengths are used. The spectral radiance is more than six orders-of-magnitude brighter than a typical lamp.
Listed below are archival journal papers that Omni Sciences has co-authored.
 C. Xia, M. Kumar, O. P. Kulkarni, M. N. Islam, F. L. Terry, Jr., M. J. Freeman, M. Poulain, and G. Mazé, "Mid-infrared supercontinuum generation to 4.5 µm in ZBLAN fluoride fibers by nanosecond diode pumping," Opt. Lett. 31, 2553-2555 (2006).
 O. P. Kulkarni, C. Xia, D. J. Lee, M. Kumar, A. Kuditcher, M. N. Islam, F. L. Terry, M. J. Freeman, B. G. Aitken, S. C. Currie, J. E. McCarthy, M. L. Powley, and D. A. Nolan, "Third order cascaded Raman wavelength shifting in chalcogenide fibers and determination of Raman gain coefficient," Opt. Express 14, 7924-7930 (2006).
 C. Xia, M. Kumar, M. -Y. Cheng, R. S. Hegde, M. N. Islam, A. Galvanauskas, H. G. Winful, F. L. Terry, Jr., M. J. Freeman, M. Poulain, and G. Mazé, "Power scalable mid-infrared supercontinuum generation in ZBLAN fluoride fibers with up to 1.3 watts time-averaged power," Opt. Express 15, 865-871 (2007).
 C. Xia, M. Kumar, M. Y Cheng, O.P. Kulkarni, M.N. Islam, A. Galvanauskas, F.L. Terry, M. J. Freeman, D. A. Nolan and W. A. Wood, “Super-Continuum Generation in Silica Fibers by Amplified Nanosecond Laser Diode Pulses,” IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, Vol. 13, No. 3, May/June 2007, pp. 789-797.
 Chenan Xia, Zhao Xu, Mohammed N. Islam, Fred L. Terry, Jr., Mike J. Freeman, Andy Zakel and Jeremiah Mauricio, “10.5W Time-Averaged Power Mid-IR Supercontinuum Generation Extending Beyond 4 microns with Direct Pulse Pattern Modulation,” IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, vol. 15, no. 2, pp. 422-433, March/April 2009.
 Kevin Ke, Chenan Xia, Mohammed N. Islam, Michael J. Welsh, and Michael J. Freeman, “Mid-infrared absorption spectroscopy and differential damage in vitro between lipids and proteins by an all-fiber-integrated supercontinuum laser,” Optics Express, vol. 17, no. 15, pp. 12627-12640, 10 July 2009.
 (Invited Paper) Mohammed N. Islam, Chenan Xia, Mike J. Freeman, Jeremiah Mauricio, Andy Zakel, Kevin Ke, Zhao Xu, and Fred L. Terry, Jr., “Mid-IR Super-Continuum Generation,” Fiber Laser IV: Technology, Systems and Applications, edited by Denis V. Gapontsev, Dhav A. Kliner, Jay W. Dawson, Kanisha Tankala, Proc. of SPIE, Vol. 7195, pp. 71950W1-71950W12, January 2009.
 Ojas P. Kulkarni, Vinay Alexander, Malay Kumar, Michael J. Freeman, Mohammed N. Islam, Fred L. Terry, Jr., Manickam Neelakandan, and Allan Chan, “Supercontinuum generation from ~1.9 to 4.5 µm in ZBLAN fiber with high average power generation beyond 3.8 µm using a thulium-doped fiber amplifier,” Journal of Optical Society of America B, Vol. 28, No. 10, pp. 2486-2498, October 2011.
 Vinay V. Alexander, Kevin Ke, Zhao Xu, Mohammed N. Islam, Michael J. Freeman, Bertram Pitt, Michael J. Welsh and Jeffrey S. Orringer, “Photothermolysis of sebaceous glands in human skin ex vivo with a 1708nm Raman Fiber laser and contact cooling,” Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, Vol. 43, pp. 470-480 (2011).
 Malay Kumar, Mohammed N. Islam, Fred L. Terry, Jr. Michael J. Freeman, Allan Chan, Manickam Neelakandan, and Tariq Manzur, “Stand-off detection of solid targets with diffuse reflection spectroscopy using a high power mid-infrared supercontinuum source,” Applied Optics, vol. 51, no. 15, pp. 2794-2807, 20 May 2012.
 (Invited Paper) Mohammed N. Islam, “All-fiber designs extend supercontinuum sources into the mid-IR region,” Laser Focus World, pp. 56-60, March 2012.
 (Invited Paper) Vinay V. Alexander, Ojas P. Kulkarni, Malay Kumar, Chenan Xia, Mohammed N. Islam, Fred L. Terry, Jr., Michael J. Welsh, Kevin Ke, Michael J. Freeman, Manickam Neelakandan, and Allan Chan, “Modulation instability initiated high power all-fiber supercontinuum lasers and their applications,” Optical Fiber Technology, vol. 18, pp. 349-374 (2012).