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13 April 2005 Tissue imaging by OFDR-OCT using an SSG-DBR laser
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Optical coherence tomography (OCT) system based on optical frequency-domain reflectometry (OFDR) has been developed using a superstructure-grating distributed Bragg reflector (SSG-DBR) laser, which can tune the wavelength from 1533 to 1574 nm stepwise with tuning speed of 10micro s per 0.1 nm step. Theoretical expressions of OCT imaging by the discretely swept OFDR-OCT system are described. OFDR-OCT images are demonstrated for a few biological tissues; an extracted canine, human skin, human nail, and anterior segment of enucleated porcine eye.
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DongHak Choi, Takuji Amano, Hideaki Hiro-Oka, Hiroyuki Furukawa, Takeo Miyazawa, Ryoko Yoshimura, Motoi Nakanishi, Kimiya Shimizu, and Kohji Ohbayashi "Tissue imaging by OFDR-OCT using an SSG-DBR laser", Proc. SPIE 5690, Coherence Domain Optical Methods and Optical Coherence Tomography in Biomedicine IX, (13 April 2005); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.592544
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