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Novel supercontinuum sensing and imaging techniques in the infrared. / Amiot, Caroline.

Tampere University of Technology, 2018. 89 s. (Tampere University of Technology. Publication; Vuosikerta 1607).

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Amiot, C 2018, Novel supercontinuum sensing and imaging techniques in the infrared. Tampere University of Technology. Publication, Vuosikerta. 1607, Tampere University of Technology.

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Amiot, C. (2018). Novel supercontinuum sensing and imaging techniques in the infrared. (Tampere University of Technology. Publication; Vuosikerta 1607). Tampere University of Technology.

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Amiot C. Novel supercontinuum sensing and imaging techniques in the infrared. Tampere University of Technology, 2018. 89 s. (Tampere University of Technology. Publication).

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Amiot, Caroline. / Novel supercontinuum sensing and imaging techniques in the infrared. Tampere University of Technology, 2018. 89 Sivumäärä (Tampere University of Technology. Publication).

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