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External amplification of OCT swept-sources for challenging applications: from 10 mW to more than 120 mW
Author(s): Maxime Rivard; Alain Villeneuve; Guy Lamouche
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Paper Abstract

For bioimaging applications, commercial swept-sources currently provide enough power (tens of milliwatts) insuring good imaging condition without damaging the tissues. For industrial applications, more power is needed since the amount of light collected can be very low due to challenging measurement conditions or due to poor sample reflectivity. To address this challenge, we explore three different setups to externally amplify the output of a commercial swept-source: a booster semiconductor optical amplifier (BOA), an erbium-doped fiber amplifier (EDFA) and a combination of both. These external amplification setups allow the exploration of emerging OCT applications without the need to develop new hardware.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 March 2017
PDF: 1 pages
Proc. SPIE 10053, Optical Coherence Tomography and Coherence Domain Optical Methods in Biomedicine XXI, 100532I (28 March 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2254904
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Maxime Rivard, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (Canada)
Alain Villeneuve, Optav Solutions Inc. (Canada)
Guy Lamouche, National Research Council Canada (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10053:
Optical Coherence Tomography and Coherence Domain Optical Methods in Biomedicine XXI
James G. Fujimoto; Joseph A. Izatt; Valery V. Tuchin, Editor(s)

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