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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 4 — Feb. 20, 2006
  • pp: 1596–1603

Supercontinuum generation system for optical coherence tomography based on tapered photonic crystal fibre

G. Humbert, W. J. Wadsworth, S. G. Leon-Saval, J. C. Knight, T. A. Birks, P. St. J. Russell, M. J. Lederer, D. Kopf, K. Wiesauer, E. I. Breuer, and D. Stifter  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 4, pp. 1596-1603 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.14.001596


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Abstract

We report smooth and broad continuum generation using a compact femtosecond Ti:Sapphire laser as a pump source and a tapered photonic crystal fibre as a nonlinear element. Spectral output is optimised for use in optical coherence tomography, providing a maximum longitudinal resolution of 1.5 μm in free space at 809 nm centre wavelength without use of additional spectral filtering.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(110.4500) Imaging systems : Optical coherence tomography
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(230.6080) Optical devices : Sources

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 6, 2005
Revised Manuscript: January 27, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: February 7, 2006
Published: February 20, 2006

Virtual Issues
Vol. 1, Iss. 3 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
G. Humbert, W. Wadsworth, S. Leon-Saval, J. Knight, T. Birks, P. St. J. Russell, M. Lederer, D. Kopf, K. Wiesauer, E. Breuer, and D. Stifter, "Supercontinuum generation system for optical coherence tomography based on tapered photonic crystal fibre," Opt. Express 14, 1596-1603 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-4-1596


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