External amplification of OCT swept-sources for challenging applications: from 10 mW to more than 120 mW

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1117/12.2254904
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TypeArticle
Proceedings titleOptical Coherence Tomography and Coherence Domain Optical Methods in Biomedicine XXI
Series titleProceedings of SPIE; no. 10053
ConferenceSPIE BiOS,2017, Jan. 28-Feb. 2, 2017, San Francisco, CA, USA
ISSN0277-786X
1996-756X
ISBN9781510605473
1510605479
Article number1005321
AbstractFor bioimaging applications, commercial swept-sources currently provide enough power (tens of milliwatts) insuring good imaging condition without damaging the tissues. For industrial applications, more power is needed since the amount of light collected can be very low due to challenging measurement conditions or due to poor sample reflectivity. To address this challenge, we explore three different setups to externally amplify the output of a commercial swept-source: a booster semiconductor optical amplifier (BOA), an erbium-doped fiber amplifier (EDFA) and a combination of both. These external amplification setups allow the exploration of emerging OCT applications without the need to develop new hardware.
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PublisherSociety of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers
LanguageEnglish
AffiliationEnergy, Mining and Environment; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NPARC number23002210
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