Study of an ultrahigh-numerical-aperture fiber continuum generation source for optical coherence tomography

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Journal Article

The axial resolution of optical coherence tomography images is primarily dependent on the bandwidth of the illumination source. Continuum generation is one way to generate the single-mode, high-bandwidth light needed for point illumination. We present an inexpensive and easy-to-implement augmentation to a Ti:sapphire laser that widens the bandwidth from 20 to over 200 mn with commerically available ultra-high-numerical-aperture fiber. This technique can provide a readily available broad-bandwidth source for researchers and a practical enhancement to a fiber-optic optical coherence tomography system. © 2002 Optical Society of America.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Marks, DL; Oldenburg, AL; Joshua Reynolds, J; Boppart, SA

Published Date

  • November 15, 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 27 / 22

Start / End Page

  • 2010 - 2012

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0146-9592

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1364/OL.27.002010

Citation Source

  • Scopus