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  • Editors: Andrew Dunn and Anthony Durkin
  • Vol. 9, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2014

Simultaneous 0.8, 1.0, and 1.3  μm multispectral and common-path broadband source for optical coherence tomography

Meng-Tsan Tsai and Ming-Che Chan  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 4, pp. 865-868 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.000865


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Abstract

Simultaneous multispectral generation in 0.8, 1.0, and 1.3 μm wavelength ranges by efficient energy conversions of 1.0 μm wavelength femtosecond pulses through a nonlinear fiber was reported. The output spectral range of this multispectral light source was composed of 0.6–0.9 μm blue-shifted Cherenkov radiation (CR), 1.0 μm residual pump, and 1.1–1.7 μm red-shifted soliton self-frequency shift (SSFS) with more than 1mW/nm power-spectral densities. Output characteristics of the multispectral light source were then quantitatively analyzed and the central wavelengths of CR and SSFS emissions can be further easily adjusted by changing the input power into wavelength conversion fiber. Example spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (OCT) images of an IR card and finger skin were also performed with the demonstrated source. Due to the advantages of its simplicity, easily operated, and wavelength tunability, the reported multispectral source could be widely applicable for various spectroscopic OCT applications.

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OCIS Codes
(170.4500) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical coherence tomography
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(300.6300) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, Fourier transforms

ToC Category:
Medical Optics and Biotechnology

History
Original Manuscript: November 13, 2013
Revised Manuscript: December 26, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: December 28, 2013
Published: February 6, 2014

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Vol. 9, Iss. 4 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Meng-Tsan Tsai and Ming-Che Chan, "Simultaneous 0.8, 1.0, and 1.3  μm multispectral and common-path broadband source for optical coherence tomography," Opt. Lett. 39, 865-868 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-4-865


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