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, Stephane Bourquin, Ingmar Hartl, Ingmar Hartl, Aaron D. Aguirre, Aaron D. Aguirre, Pei-Lin Hsiung, Pei-Lin Hsiung, Tony H. Ko, Tony H. Ko, Timothy A. Birks, Timothy A. Birks, William J. Wadsworth, William J. Wadsworth, Uwe Bünting, Uwe Bünting, Daniel Kopf, Daniel Kopf, James G. Fujimoto, 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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