8 July 2003 Portable broadband light sources using a femtosecond Nd:Glass laser and nonlinear fiber for ultrahigh-resolution OCT imaging
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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.
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Stephane Bourquin, Ingmar Hartl, Aaron D. Aguirre, Pei-Lin Hsiung, Tony H. Ko, Timothy A. Birks, William J. Wadsworth, Uwe Bünting, Daniel Kopf, James G. Fujimoto, "Portable broadband light sources using a femtosecond Nd:Glass laser and nonlinear fiber for ultrahigh-resolution OCT imaging", Proc. SPIE 4956, Coherence Domain Optical Methods and Optical Coherence Tomography in Biomedicine VII, (8 July 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.479035; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.479035
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