A high speed, tunable laser using Fourier Domain Mode Locking is demonstrated for OCT imaging. Record sweep speeds up to 290 kHz, 12 cm coherence length and 145 nm range at 1300 nm are achieved.
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(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems
(110.4500) Imaging systems : Optical coherence tomography
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable
R. Huber, K. Taira, M. Wojtkowski, and J. G. Fujimoto, "Fourier Domain Mode Locked Lasers for OCT Imaging at up to 290 kHz Sweep Rates," in Optical Coherence Tomography and Coherence Techniques II, W. Drexler, ed., Vol. 5861 of Proc. SPIE (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper PDA3.
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