We analyzed noise, coherence and spectral-power-density properties of a 5.5W, CW Raman-soliton continuum with >300nm width around 1.3µm generated in a holey-fibre pumped by Yb-fibre source. The demonstrated source is ideal for high-resolution/sensitivity OCT imaging.
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(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(170.0170) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics and biotechnology
(170.4500) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical coherence tomography
C. J. S. de Matos, S. V. Popov, J. R. Taylor, and K. P. Hansen, "Low noise, high-brightness, broadband, all-fiber CW sources for OCT around 1300nm," in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper TuA3.
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