National Research Council of Canada. Energy, Mining and Environment
SPIE BiOS,2017, Jan. 28-Feb. 2, 2017, San Francisco, CA, USA
For 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.
Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers
Optical Coherence Tomography and Coherence Domain Optical Methods in Biomedicine XXI, 1005321.