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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 1997
  • pp: 340–342

Optical coherence tomography using a frequency-tunable optical source

S. R. Chinn, E. A. Swanson, and J. G. Fujimoto  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 22, Issue 5, pp. 340-342 (1997)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.22.000340


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Abstract

We have developed a simple, wide-optical-bandwidth, high-resolution system for performing rapid optical frequency domain reflectometry measurements and applied it to multidimensional tomographic imaging. The source is a grating-tuned external cavity semiconductor laser with a tuning capability of 25 nm in 100 ms. We discuss system performance and show a two-dimensional optical coherence tomography image of a thin glass sandwich structure as a preliminary demonstration of the systems depth and resolution capabilities.

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S. R. Chinn, E. A. Swanson, and J. G. Fujimoto, "Optical coherence tomography using a frequency-tunable optical source," Opt. Lett. 22, 340-342 (1997)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-22-5-340

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