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Optical sources for optical coherence tomography (OCT)

Podoleanu, Adrian G.H. (2013) Optical sources for optical coherence tomography (OCT). In: Lasers for Medical Applications: Diagnostics, Therapy and Surgery. Woodhead Publishing Series in Electronic and Optical Materials . Elsevier Ltd, pp. 253-285. ISBN 978-0-85709-237-3. (doi:10.1533/9780857097545.3.253) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:49328)

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Optical coherence tomography (OCT) continues to evolve at a pace of doubling the number of communications every three years. Several OCT parameters depend critically on the properties of the optical source. A major impetus in OCT progress in the last five years has been the development of novel large band tunable sources, with tuning rates exceeding 1. MHz. After a succinct presentation of OCT principles and how the optical source parameters impact the OCT performance, large bandwidth optical sources are presented, useful for time domain OCT and spectral OCT using a spectrometer. The chapter concentrates on recent research results, presenting several concepts of tunable lasers for spectral OCT, where the depth information is obtained by tuning such lasers. This is an active research direction promoted by the community of laser physicists and OCT developers, and it is expected that further progress in this field will impact the shape of future OCT technology. © 2013 Woodhead Publishing Limited All rights reserved.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1533/9780857097545.3.253
Additional information: Unmapped bibliographic data: LA - English [Field not mapped to EPrints] J2 - Lasers for Med. Appl.: Diagnostics, Ther. and Surg. [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Applied Optics Group, School of Physical Sciences, University of Kent, Ingram Building, Room 301, Canterbury CT2 7NH, United Kingdom [Field not mapped to EPrints] DB - Scopus [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled keywords: Broadband source, Femtosecond laser, Fiber laser, Optical coherence tomography, Ring laser, Stretching the supercontinuum, Swept laser, Tunable source
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
R Medicine > R Medicine (General) > R857.O6 Optical instruments
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Natural Sciences > Physics and Astronomy
Depositing User: Giles Tarver
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2015 08:41 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:26 UTC
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