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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 22 — Nov. 1, 2004
  • pp: 5287–5295

Optical coherence tomography using a continuous-wave, high-power, Raman continuum light source

Pei-Lin Hsiung, Yu Chen, Tony H. Ko, James G. Fujimoto, Christiano J.S. de Matos, Sergei V. Popov, James R. Taylor, and Valentin P. Gapontsev  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 22, pp. 5287-5295 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.12.005287


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Abstract

High performance, short coherence length light sources with broad bandwidths and high output powers are critical for high-speed, ultrahigh resolution OCT imaging. We demonstrate a new, high performance light source for ultrahigh resolution OCT. Bandwidths of 140 nm at 1300 nm center wavelength with high output powers of 330 mW are generated by an all-fiber Raman light source based on a continuous-wave Yb-fiber laser-pumped microstructure fiber. The light source is compact, robust, turnkey and requires no optical alignment. In vivo, ultrahigh resolution, high-speed, time domain OCT imaging with <5 µm axial resolution is demonstrated.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(170.3880) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical and biological imaging
(170.4500) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical coherence tomography
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers

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History
Original Manuscript: August 19, 2004
Revised Manuscript: October 5, 2004
Published: November 1, 2004

Citation
Pei-Lin Hsiung, Yu Chen, Tony Ko, James Fujimoto, Christiano de Matos, Sergei Popov, James Taylor, and Valentin Gapontsev, "Optical coherence tomography using a continuous-wave, high-power, Raman continuum light source," Opt. Express 12, 5287-5295 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-12-22-5287


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