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Enhancement of OFDR-OCT sensitivity using semiconductor optical amplifier
Author(s): K. Ohbayashi; P. Jayavel; T. Amano; K. Asaka
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Paper Abstract

We propose a new method to increase the sensitivity of Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) beyond the conventional shot noise limit using optical amplifiers. Criterion for effective use of optical amplifiers for OCT is discussed. Enhancement of OCT images is demonstrated with optical frequency domain reflectometry (OFDR) OCT.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 February 2007
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6429, Coherence Domain Optical Methods and Optical Coherence Tomography in Biomedicine XI, 64291I (7 February 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.703745
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K. Ohbayashi, Kitasato Univ. (Japan)
P. Jayavel, Kitasato Univ. (Japan)
T. Amano, Kitasato Univ. (Japan)
K. Asaka, NTT Corp. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6429:
Coherence Domain Optical Methods and Optical Coherence Tomography in Biomedicine XI
James G. Fujimoto; Joseph A. Izatt; Valery V. Tuchin, Editor(s)

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