A novel light source, emitted from 10-?m-core Ce<sup>3+</sup>:YAG double-clad crystal fiber, was applied on optical coherence tomography with 1.5-?m axial resolution in air. The 3-dimensional stroma of fish cornea was mapped as an in vivo demonstration.
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(170.0170) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics and biotechnology
(170.4500) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical coherence tomography
(170.6935) Medical optics and biotechnology : Tissue characterization
C. Tsai, Y. Lin, T. Chen, Y. Wang, W. Chang, P. Hsu, Y. Chang, E. Sun, and S. Huang, "Ultrahigh Resolution Optical Coherence Tomography via Ce<sup>3+</sup>:YAG Double-Clad Crystal Fiber Source," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2010, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper CThT3.
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