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System analysis of wavelength beam combining of high-power diode lasers for photoacoustic endoscopy
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The purpose of wavelength-beam combining (WBC) is to improve the output power of a multi-wavelength laser system while maintaining the quality of the combined beam. This technique has been primarily proposed for industrial applications, such as metal cutting and soldering, which require optical peak power between kilowatts and megawatts. In order to replace the bulkier solid-state lasers, we propose to use the WBC technique for photoacoustic (PA) applications, where a multi-wavelength focused beam with optical peak power between hundreds of watts up to several kilowatts is necessary to penetrate deeply into biological tissues. In this work we present an analytical study about the coupling of light beams emitted by diode laser bars at 808 nm, 880 nm, 910 nm, 940 nm, and 980 nm into a < 600-μm core-diameter optical fiber for PA endoscopy. In order to achieve an efficient coupling it is necessary to collimate the beams in both fast and slow axes by means of cylindrical lenses and to use partial reflection mirrors at 45° tilt. We show an example of beam collimation using cylindrical lenses in both fast and slow axes. In a real PA scenario, the resulting beam should have a sufficient peak power to generate significant PA signals from a turbid tissue>.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 April 2016
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 9888, Micro-Optics 2016, 988807 (27 April 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2225954
Show Author Affiliations
Luca Leggio, Univ. Carlos III de Madrid (Spain)
Daniel C. Gallego, Univ. Carlos III de Madrid (Spain)
Sandeep Babu Gawali, Univ. Carlos III de Madrid (Spain)
Miguel Sánchez, Univ. Carlos III de Madrid (Spain)
Sergio Rodriguez, Univ. Carlos III de Madrid (Spain)
Marek Osiński, The Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
Joachim Sacher, Sacher Lasertechnik GmbH (Germany)
Guillermo Carpintero, Univ. Carlos III de Madrid (Spain)
Horacio Lamela, Univ. Carlos III de Madrid (Spain)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9888:
Micro-Optics 2016
Hugo Thienpont; Jürgen Mohr; Hans Zappe; Hirochika Nakajima, Editor(s)

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