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  • Vol. 28, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2003
  • pp: 182–184

Ultrahigh-resolution optical coherence tomography by broadband continuum generation from a photonic crystal fiber

Yimin Wang, Yonghua Zhao, J. S. Nelson, Zhongping Chen, and Robert S. Windeler  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 28, Issue 3, pp. 182-184 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.28.000182


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Abstract

We have developed an ultrahigh-resolution optical coherence tomographic system in which broadband continuum generation from a photonic crystal fiber is used to produce high longitudinal resolution. Longitudinal resolution of 1.3-μm has been achieved in a biological tissue by use of continuum light from 800 to 1400 nm. The system employed a dynamic-focusing tracking method to maintain high lateral resolution over a large imaging depth. Subcellular imaging is demonstrated.

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(170.4500) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical coherence tomography

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Yimin Wang, Yonghua Zhao, J. S. Nelson, Zhongping Chen, and Robert S. Windeler, "Ultrahigh-resolution optical coherence tomography by broadband continuum generation from a photonic crystal fiber," Opt. Lett. 28, 182-184 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-28-3-182


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