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Portable broadband light sources using a femtosecond Nd:Glass laser and nonlinear fiber for ultrahigh-resolution OCT imaging
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Paper Abstract

Ultrahigh resolution OCT imaging is demonstrated using compact broadband light sources based on a commercially available Nd:Glass femtosecond laser with nonlinear fiber continuum generation. A tapered single mode fiber is used to generate broadband light centered at 1300 nm. Broadband light near 1064 nm can also be generated using a high numerical aperture single mode germanium doped fiber. These light sources enable ultrahigh resolution OCT imaging with 5-6 μm axial resolution at both 1064 nm and 1300 nm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 July 2003
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4956, Coherence Domain Optical Methods and Optical Coherence Tomography in Biomedicine VII, (8 July 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.479035
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Stephane Bourquin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Ingmar Hartl, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Aaron D. Aguirre, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Pei-Lin Hsiung, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Tony H. Ko, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Timothy A. Birks, Univ. of Bath (United Kingdom)
William J. Wadsworth, Univ. of Bath (United Kingdom)
Uwe Bünting, High Q Laser Production GmbH (Austria)
Daniel Kopf, High Q Laser Production GmbH (Austria)
James G. Fujimoto, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4956:
Coherence Domain Optical Methods and Optical Coherence Tomography in Biomedicine VII
Valery V. Tuchin; Joseph A. Izatt; James G. Fujimoto, Editor(s)

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