7 February 2007 Enhancement of OFDR-OCT sensitivity using semiconductor optical amplifier
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We propose a new method to increase the sensitivity of Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) beyond the conventional shot noise limit using optical amplifiers. Criterion for effective use of optical amplifiers for OCT is discussed. Enhancement of OCT images is demonstrated with optical frequency domain reflectometry (OFDR) OCT.
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K. Ohbayashi, K. Ohbayashi, P. Jayavel, P. Jayavel, T. Amano, T. Amano, K. Asaka, K. Asaka, } "Enhancement of OFDR-OCT sensitivity using semiconductor optical amplifier", Proc. SPIE 6429, Coherence Domain Optical Methods and Optical Coherence Tomography in Biomedicine XI, 64291I (7 February 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.703745; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.703745
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