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  • Vol. 14, Iss. 1 — Mar. 1, 2010
  • pp: 49–54

Optical Coherence Tomography Based on a Continuous-wave Supercontinuum Seeded by Erbium-doped Fiber's Amplified Spontaneous Emission

Ju-Han Lee, Eun-Joo Jung, and Chang-Seok Kim  »View Author Affiliations

Journal of the Optical Society of Korea, Vol. 14, Issue 1, pp. 49-54 (2010)

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In this study, the use of a continuous-wave (CW) supercontinuum (SC) seeded by an erbium-doped fiber's amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) for optical-coherence tomography imaging is experimentally demonstrated. It was shown, by taking an in-depth image of a human tooth sample, that due to the smooth, flat spectrum and long-term stability of the proposed CW SC, it can be readily applied to the spectral-domain optical-coherence tomography system. The relative-intensity noise level and spectral bandwidth of the CW SC are also experimentally analyzed as a function of the ASE beam power.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2380) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sources and detectors
(170.3880) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical and biological imaging

Original Manuscript: November 16, 2009
Revised Manuscript: February 17, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: February 18, 2010
Published: March 25, 2010

Ju-Han Lee, Eun-Joo Jung, and Chang-Seok Kim, "Optical Coherence Tomography Based on a Continuous-wave Supercontinuum Seeded by Erbium-doped Fiber's Amplified Spontaneous Emission," J. Opt. Soc. Korea 14, 49-54 (2010)

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