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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 45, Iss. 24 — Aug. 20, 2006
  • pp: 6198–6204

Pulsed Raman fiber laser and multispectral imaging in three dimensions

Joachim F. Andersen, Jens Busck, and Henning Heiselberg  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 24, pp. 6198-6204 (2006)

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Raman scattering in single-mode optical fibers is exploited to generate multispectral light from a green nanolaser with high pulse repetition rate. Each pulse triggers a picosecond camera and measures the distance by time-of-flight in each of the 0.5   M pixels. Three-dimensional images are then constructed with submillimeter accuracy for all visible colors. The generation of a series of Stokes peaks by Raman scattering in a Si fiber is discussed in detail and the laser radar technique is demonstrated. The data recording takes only a few seconds, and the high accuracy 3D color imaging works at ranges up to 200   m . Applications for optical tomography in highly scattering media such as water and human tissue are mentioned.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(010.3640) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Lidar
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(110.6880) Imaging systems : Three-dimensional image acquisition
(140.3550) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Raman
(170.6920) Medical optics and biotechnology : Time-resolved imaging
(280.3640) Remote sensing and sensors : Lidar

Original Manuscript: February 24, 2006
Revised Manuscript: March 28, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: March 28, 2006

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Joachim F. Andersen, Jens Busck, and Henning Heiselberg, "Pulsed Raman fiber laser and multispectral imaging in three dimensions," Appl. Opt. 45, 6198-6204 (2006)

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