Vernier-Tuned Distributed Bragg Reflector lasers were initially designed for telecommunications. VT-DBR laser adaptations for OCT at 1550 nm and 1300 nm are described. 200 kHz sweep rates and coherence length are key OCT contributions.
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D. Derickson, C. Chiccone, D. Gilbert, M. Crawford, M. Minneman, and J. Ensher, "Vernier-Tuned Single-Chip Semiconductor Laser for Optical Coherence Tomography Applications," in Biomedical Optics and 3-D Imaging, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper BTu3A.89.
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