Broadband light source based on stimulated Raman scattering in silica optical fiber for optical coherence tomography

Mitsuhiro Higashihata, Tadashi Nakamura, Akihiko Takahashi, Yoshiki Nakata, Tatsuo Okada

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Abstract

A spatially coherent and temporally incoherent light source has been developed by stimulated Raman scattering in a singlemode optical fiber pumped by a conventional nano second solid-state laser. A broadband light with a bandwidth of roughly 400 nm was obtained using a 500-m-long single-mode SiO 2 optical fiber at a pump energy of 0.6 mJ. When a white-light Michelson interferometer was constructed using the fiber Raman light source, the longitudinal spatial resolution of 1.8μm was achieved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4195-4197
Number of pages3
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers
Volume43
Issue number7 A
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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