A Kerr-lens mode-locked Ti:Al2O3 oscillator, optimized for minimal coherence length, is demonstrated as a high-power source for high-resolution optical coherence tomographic imaging. Dispersion compensation and heterodyne noise rejection are demonstrated to yield in situ images of biological tissues with 3.7-μm resolution and 93-dB dynamic range.
© 1995 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: March 30, 1995
Published: July 1, 1995
B. Bouma, M. E. Brezinski, J. G. Fujimoto, G. J. Tearney, S. A. Boppart, and M. R. Hee, "High-resolution optical coherence tomographic imaging using a mode-locked Ti:Al2O3 laser source," Opt. Lett. 20, 1486-1488 (1995)