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  • Vol. 26, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2001
  • pp: 608–610

Ultrahigh-resolution optical coherence tomography using continuum generation in an air–silica microstructure optical fiber

I. Hartl, X. D. Li, C. Chudoba, R. K. Ghanta, T. H. Ko, J. G. Fujimoto, J. K. Ranka, and R. S. Windeler  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 26, Issue 9, pp. 608-610 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.26.000608


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Abstract

We demonstrate ultrahigh-resolution optical coherence tomography (OCT) using continuum generation in an air–silica microstructure fiber as a low-coherence light source. A broadband OCT system was developed and imaging was performed with a bandwidth of 370 nm at a 1.3-mu;m center wavelength. Longitudinal resolutions of 2.5 µm in air and ~2 µm in tissue were achieved. Ultrahigh-resolution imaging in biological tissue in vivo was demonstrated.

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OCIS Codes
(170.4500) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical coherence tomography
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics

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I. Hartl, X. D. Li, C. Chudoba, R. K. Ghanta, T. H. Ko, J. G. Fujimoto, J. K. Ranka, and R. S. Windeler, "Ultrahigh-resolution optical coherence tomography using continuum generation in an air–silica microstructure optical fiber," Opt. Lett. 26, 608-610 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-26-9-608


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