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Akinetic Tuneable Optical Sources with Applications

Stancu, Radu-Florin (2015) Akinetic Tuneable Optical Sources with Applications. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) thesis, University of Kent,. (KAR id:54054)

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Abstract

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is a modern, non-invasive imaging technique in biomedical research and medical diagnostics. It was initially developed for clinical applications in ophthalmology, providing high-resolution, cross-sectional images of the retina, retinal nerve fibre layer and the optic nerve head. Today, OCT is used for in vivo imaging of almost every type of tissue and it also branched out in fields outside medicine, like industrial or pharmaceutical applications.

The short cavity source was developed in the 1060 nm region, the output power and bandwidth showing a slow decay with the increase of repetition rate up to 250 kHz. Without any booster, the power achieved was 2 mW at 100 kHz.

The thesis ends with a proposed broadband investigation of microresonators written in silica glass employing akinetic optical sources at 1550 nm.

The work presented in this thesis resulted in several peer reviewed papers, one patent application and several conference presentations, listed after the final conclusions.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctor of Philosophy (PhD))
Thesis advisor: Podoleanu, Adrian G.H.
Thesis advisor: Dobre, George
Uncontrolled keywords: Akinetic laser, OCT, microresonator, biomedical applications
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Physical Sciences
Depositing User: Users 1 not found.
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2016 10:00 UTC
Last Modified: 26 Jan 2020 04:08 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/54054 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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