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  • Editor: Gregory W. Faris
  • Vol. 4, Iss. 12 — Nov. 10, 2009

Dual-fiber stretcher as a tunable dispersion compensator for an all-fiber optical coherence tomography system

Sairam Iyer, Stéphane Coen, and Frédérique Vanholsbeeck  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 19, pp. 2903-2905 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.002903


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Abstract

We present an all-fiber tunable dispersion compensator based on a pair of fiber stretchers made with different fiber types in which the group delay and the second-order dispersion can be tuned independently. Its efficiency is demonstrated in a fiber-based optical coherence tomography (OCT) system operating in the 800 nm wavelength range. The average sample dispersion in OCT imaging or the dispersion of transmission lines could also be compensated by our system.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(110.2350) Imaging systems : Fiber optics imaging
(110.4500) Imaging systems : Optical coherence tomography
(130.2035) Integrated optics : Dispersion compensation devices

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

History
Original Manuscript: June 3, 2009
Revised Manuscript: July 20, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: August 13, 2009
Published: September 17, 2009

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Vol. 4, Iss. 12 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Sairam Iyer, Stéphane Coen, and Frédérique Vanholsbeeck, "Dual-fiber stretcher as a tunable dispersion compensator for an all-fiber optical coherence tomography system," Opt. Lett. 34, 2903-2905 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-19-2903


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