23 May 2001 Ultrahigh-resolution OCT using continuum generation in an air-silica microstructure optical fiber
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Proceedings Volume 4251, Coherence Domain Optical Methods in Biomedical Science and Clinical Applications V; (2001) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.427905
Event: BiOS 2001 The International Symposium on Biomedical Optics, 2001, San Jose, CA, United States
Abstract
We demonstrate ultrahigh resolution optical coherence tomography using the continuum generation in an air-silica microstructure fiber. A broadband OCT system was developed, supporting a bandwidth of 370 nm at 1.3 micrometers center wavelength. We achieved longitudinal resolutions of 2.5 micrometers in air, or ~2 micrometers in tissue. This is to our knowledge with the highest longitudinal OCT resolution demonstrated at this wavelength range and the first application of this new light source for OCT. We will also describe the application of this technique for imaging biological tissue in vivo.
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Ingmar Hartl, Ingmar Hartl, Xing De Li, Xing De Li, Christian C. Chudoba, Christian C. Chudoba, Ravi K. Ghanta, Ravi K. Ghanta, Tony H. Ko, Tony H. Ko, James G. Fujimoto, James G. Fujimoto, Jinendra K. Ranka, Jinendra K. Ranka, Robert S. Windeler, Robert S. Windeler, Andrew J. Stentz, Andrew J. Stentz, } "Ultrahigh-resolution OCT using continuum generation in an air-silica microstructure optical fiber", Proc. SPIE 4251, Coherence Domain Optical Methods in Biomedical Science and Clinical Applications V, (23 May 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.427905; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.427905
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