Abstract

We present a high-speed wavelength-swept fiber laser based on a dispersion tuning method using a reflective semiconductor optical amplifier (RSOA) and a chirped fiber Bragg grating (CFBG). By using these devices, the cavity length can be shortened drastically. The short cavity improves the laser performance at high sweep rates over 200kHz. We achieve a sweep range of 60nm and an output power of 8.4mW at 100kHz sweep. We applied the dispersion-tuned fiber laser to the swept-source OCT system and successfully obtained OCT images of an adhesive tape at up to 250kHz sweep rate.

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Y. Takubo and S. Yamashita, “In vivo OCT imaging using wavelength-swept fiber laser based on dispersion tuning,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.24(12), 979–981 (2012).
[CrossRef]

A. Takada, M. Fujino, and S. Nagano, “Dispersion dependence of linewidth in actively mode-locked ring lasers,” Opt. Express20(4), 4753–4762 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2011

G. Lamouche, S. Vergnole, Y. Kim, B. Burgoyne, and A. Villeneuve, “Tailoring wavelength sweep for SS-OCT with a programmable picosecond laser,” Proc. SPIE7889, 78891L, 78891L-6 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Y. Kim, B. Burgoyne, N. Godbout, A. Villeneuve, G. Lamouche, and S. Vergnole, “Picosecond programmable laser sweeping over 50 mega-wavelengths per second,” Proc. SPIE7914, 79140Y, 79140Y-8 (2011).
[CrossRef]

S. Yamashita and Y. Takubo, “Fast wavelength-swept dispersion-tuned fiber laser over 500kHz using a wideband chirped fiber Bragg grating,” Proc. SPIE7753, 77537W, 77537W-4 (2011).
[CrossRef]

H. Don Lee, J. H. Lee, M. Y. Jeong, and C. S. Kim, “Characterization of wavelength-swept active mode locking fiber laser based on reflective semiconductor optical amplifier,” Opt. Express19(15), 14586–14593 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Klein, W. Wieser, C. M. Eigenwillig, B. R. Biedermann, and R. Huber, “Megahertz OCT for ultrawide-field retinal imaging with a 1050nm Fourier domain mode-locked laser,” Opt. Express19(4), 3044–3062 (2011).
[CrossRef]

M. P. Minneman, J. Ensher, M. Crawford, and D. Derickson, “All-semiconductor high-speed akinetic swept-source for OCT,” Proc. SPIE8311, 831116, 831116-10 (2011).
[CrossRef]

2010

2009

Y. Nakazaki and S. Yamashita, “Fast and wide tuning range wavelength-swept fiber laser based on dispersion tuning and its application to dynamic FBG sensing,” Opt. Express17(10), 8310–8318 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Yamashita, Y. Nakazaki, R. Konishi, and O. Kusakari, “Wide and fast wavelength-swept fiber laser based on dispersion tuning for dynamic sensing (invited),” Journal of Sensors 2009, A Special Issue on Fiber and Integrated Waveguide-Based Optical Sensors, 572835 (2009).

2008

2006

2005

1997

1991

D. Huang, E. A. Swanson, C. P. Lin, J. S. Schuman, W. G. Stinson, W. Chang, M. R. Hee, T. Flotte, K. Gregory, C. A. Puliafito, and J. G. Fujimoto, “Optical coherence tomography,” Science254(5035), 1178–1181 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Andersen, P. E.

Asano, M.

S. Yamashita and M. Asano, “Wide and fast wavelength-tunable mode-locked fiber laser based on dispersion tuning,” Opt. Express14(20), 9399–9306 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Atia, W.

M. Kuznetsov, W. Atia, B. Johnson, and D. Flanders, “Compact ultrafast reflective Fabry-Perot tunable lasers for OCT imaging applications,” Proc. SPIE7554, 75541F (2010).
[CrossRef]

Barry, S.

Baumann, B.

Biedermann, B. R.

Bouma, B. E.

Burgoyne, B.

G. Lamouche, S. Vergnole, Y. Kim, B. Burgoyne, and A. Villeneuve, “Tailoring wavelength sweep for SS-OCT with a programmable picosecond laser,” Proc. SPIE7889, 78891L, 78891L-6 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Y. Kim, B. Burgoyne, N. Godbout, A. Villeneuve, G. Lamouche, and S. Vergnole, “Picosecond programmable laser sweeping over 50 mega-wavelengths per second,” Proc. SPIE7914, 79140Y, 79140Y-8 (2011).
[CrossRef]

B. Burgoyne and A. Villeneuve, “Programmable lasers: design and applications,” Proc. SPIE7580, 758002, 758002-15 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Cable, A. E.

Chang, W.

D. Huang, E. A. Swanson, C. P. Lin, J. S. Schuman, W. G. Stinson, W. Chang, M. R. Hee, T. Flotte, K. Gregory, C. A. Puliafito, and J. G. Fujimoto, “Optical coherence tomography,” Science254(5035), 1178–1181 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Chen, Z.

Chinn, S. R.

Chong, C.

Crawford, M.

M. P. Minneman, J. Ensher, M. Crawford, and D. Derickson, “All-semiconductor high-speed akinetic swept-source for OCT,” Proc. SPIE8311, 831116, 831116-10 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Derickson, D.

M. P. Minneman, J. Ensher, M. Crawford, and D. Derickson, “All-semiconductor high-speed akinetic swept-source for OCT,” Proc. SPIE8311, 831116, 831116-10 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Don Lee, H.

Duker, J. S.

Eigenwillig, C. M.

Ensher, J.

M. P. Minneman, J. Ensher, M. Crawford, and D. Derickson, “All-semiconductor high-speed akinetic swept-source for OCT,” Proc. SPIE8311, 831116, 831116-10 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Erbert, G.

Fercher, A. F.

Flanders, D.

M. Kuznetsov, W. Atia, B. Johnson, and D. Flanders, “Compact ultrafast reflective Fabry-Perot tunable lasers for OCT imaging applications,” Proc. SPIE7554, 75541F (2010).
[CrossRef]

Flotte, T.

D. Huang, E. A. Swanson, C. P. Lin, J. S. Schuman, W. G. Stinson, W. Chang, M. R. Hee, T. Flotte, K. Gregory, C. A. Puliafito, and J. G. Fujimoto, “Optical coherence tomography,” Science254(5035), 1178–1181 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Fujimoto, J.

Fujimoto, J. G.

Fujino, M.

Godbout, N.

Y. Kim, B. Burgoyne, N. Godbout, A. Villeneuve, G. Lamouche, and S. Vergnole, “Picosecond programmable laser sweeping over 50 mega-wavelengths per second,” Proc. SPIE7914, 79140Y, 79140Y-8 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Gregory, K.

D. Huang, E. A. Swanson, C. P. Lin, J. S. Schuman, W. G. Stinson, W. Chang, M. R. Hee, T. Flotte, K. Gregory, C. A. Puliafito, and J. G. Fujimoto, “Optical coherence tomography,” Science254(5035), 1178–1181 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hansen, K. P.

Hasler, K. H.

Hee, M. R.

D. Huang, E. A. Swanson, C. P. Lin, J. S. Schuman, W. G. Stinson, W. Chang, M. R. Hee, T. Flotte, K. Gregory, C. A. Puliafito, and J. G. Fujimoto, “Optical coherence tomography,” Science254(5035), 1178–1181 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hitzenberger, C. K.

Hsu, K.

Huang, D.

B. Potsaid, B. Baumann, D. Huang, S. Barry, A. E. Cable, J. S. Schuman, J. S. Duker, and J. G. Fujimoto, “Ultrahigh speed 1050nm swept source/Fourier domain OCT retinal and anterior segment imaging at 100,000 to 400,000 axial scans per second,” Opt. Express18(19), 20029–20048 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. Huang, E. A. Swanson, C. P. Lin, J. S. Schuman, W. G. Stinson, W. Chang, M. R. Hee, T. Flotte, K. Gregory, C. A. Puliafito, and J. G. Fujimoto, “Optical coherence tomography,” Science254(5035), 1178–1181 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Huber, R.

Jensen, O. B.

Jeon, M. Y.

Jeong, M. Y.

Johnson, B.

M. Kuznetsov, W. Atia, B. Johnson, and D. Flanders, “Compact ultrafast reflective Fabry-Perot tunable lasers for OCT imaging applications,” Proc. SPIE7554, 75541F (2010).
[CrossRef]

Kim, C. S.

Kim, Y.

Y. Kim, B. Burgoyne, N. Godbout, A. Villeneuve, G. Lamouche, and S. Vergnole, “Picosecond programmable laser sweeping over 50 mega-wavelengths per second,” Proc. SPIE7914, 79140Y, 79140Y-8 (2011).
[CrossRef]

G. Lamouche, S. Vergnole, Y. Kim, B. Burgoyne, and A. Villeneuve, “Tailoring wavelength sweep for SS-OCT with a programmable picosecond laser,” Proc. SPIE7889, 78891L, 78891L-6 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Klein, T.

Konishi, R.

S. Yamashita, Y. Nakazaki, R. Konishi, and O. Kusakari, “Wide and fast wavelength-swept fiber laser based on dispersion tuning for dynamic sensing (invited),” Journal of Sensors 2009, A Special Issue on Fiber and Integrated Waveguide-Based Optical Sensors, 572835 (2009).

Kulhavy, M.

Kusakari, O.

S. Yamashita, Y. Nakazaki, R. Konishi, and O. Kusakari, “Wide and fast wavelength-swept fiber laser based on dispersion tuning for dynamic sensing (invited),” Journal of Sensors 2009, A Special Issue on Fiber and Integrated Waveguide-Based Optical Sensors, 572835 (2009).

Kuznetsov, M.

M. Kuznetsov, W. Atia, B. Johnson, and D. Flanders, “Compact ultrafast reflective Fabry-Perot tunable lasers for OCT imaging applications,” Proc. SPIE7554, 75541F (2010).
[CrossRef]

Lamouche, G.

G. Lamouche, S. Vergnole, Y. Kim, B. Burgoyne, and A. Villeneuve, “Tailoring wavelength sweep for SS-OCT with a programmable picosecond laser,” Proc. SPIE7889, 78891L, 78891L-6 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Y. Kim, B. Burgoyne, N. Godbout, A. Villeneuve, G. Lamouche, and S. Vergnole, “Picosecond programmable laser sweeping over 50 mega-wavelengths per second,” Proc. SPIE7914, 79140Y, 79140Y-8 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Lee, J. H.

Lexer, F.

Lin, C. P.

D. Huang, E. A. Swanson, C. P. Lin, J. S. Schuman, W. G. Stinson, W. Chang, M. R. Hee, T. Flotte, K. Gregory, C. A. Puliafito, and J. G. Fujimoto, “Optical coherence tomography,” Science254(5035), 1178–1181 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Marschall, S.

Minneman, M. P.

M. P. Minneman, J. Ensher, M. Crawford, and D. Derickson, “All-semiconductor high-speed akinetic swept-source for OCT,” Proc. SPIE8311, 831116, 831116-10 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Morosawa, A.

Nagano, S.

Nakazaki, Y.

S. Yamashita, Y. Nakazaki, R. Konishi, and O. Kusakari, “Wide and fast wavelength-swept fiber laser based on dispersion tuning for dynamic sensing (invited),” Journal of Sensors 2009, A Special Issue on Fiber and Integrated Waveguide-Based Optical Sensors, 572835 (2009).

Y. Nakazaki and S. Yamashita, “Fast and wide tuning range wavelength-swept fiber laser based on dispersion tuning and its application to dynamic FBG sensing,” Opt. Express17(10), 8310–8318 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Oh, W. Y.

Oh, W.-Y.

Pedersen, C.

Potsaid, B.

Puliafito, C. A.

D. Huang, E. A. Swanson, C. P. Lin, J. S. Schuman, W. G. Stinson, W. Chang, M. R. Hee, T. Flotte, K. Gregory, C. A. Puliafito, and J. G. Fujimoto, “Optical coherence tomography,” Science254(5035), 1178–1181 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Sakai, T.

Schuman, J. S.

B. Potsaid, B. Baumann, D. Huang, S. Barry, A. E. Cable, J. S. Schuman, J. S. Duker, and J. G. Fujimoto, “Ultrahigh speed 1050nm swept source/Fourier domain OCT retinal and anterior segment imaging at 100,000 to 400,000 axial scans per second,” Opt. Express18(19), 20029–20048 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. Huang, E. A. Swanson, C. P. Lin, J. S. Schuman, W. G. Stinson, W. Chang, M. R. Hee, T. Flotte, K. Gregory, C. A. Puliafito, and J. G. Fujimoto, “Optical coherence tomography,” Science254(5035), 1178–1181 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Shishkov, M.

Stinson, W. G.

D. Huang, E. A. Swanson, C. P. Lin, J. S. Schuman, W. G. Stinson, W. Chang, M. R. Hee, T. Flotte, K. Gregory, C. A. Puliafito, and J. G. Fujimoto, “Optical coherence tomography,” Science254(5035), 1178–1181 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Sumpf, B.

Suzuki, T.

Swanson, E. A.

S. R. Chinn, E. A. Swanson, and J. G. Fujimoto, “Optical coherence tomography using a frequency-tunable optical source,” Opt. Lett.22(5), 340–342 (1997).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. Huang, E. A. Swanson, C. P. Lin, J. S. Schuman, W. G. Stinson, W. Chang, M. R. Hee, T. Flotte, K. Gregory, C. A. Puliafito, and J. G. Fujimoto, “Optical coherence tomography,” Science254(5035), 1178–1181 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Taira, K.

Takada, A.

Takubo, Y.

Y. Takubo and S. Yamashita, “In vivo OCT imaging using wavelength-swept fiber laser based on dispersion tuning,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.24(12), 979–981 (2012).
[CrossRef]

S. Yamashita and Y. Takubo, “Fast wavelength-swept dispersion-tuned fiber laser over 500kHz using a wideband chirped fiber Bragg grating,” Proc. SPIE7753, 77537W, 77537W-4 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Tearney, G. J.

Vakoc, B. J.

Vergnole, S.

Y. Kim, B. Burgoyne, N. Godbout, A. Villeneuve, G. Lamouche, and S. Vergnole, “Picosecond programmable laser sweeping over 50 mega-wavelengths per second,” Proc. SPIE7914, 79140Y, 79140Y-8 (2011).
[CrossRef]

G. Lamouche, S. Vergnole, Y. Kim, B. Burgoyne, and A. Villeneuve, “Tailoring wavelength sweep for SS-OCT with a programmable picosecond laser,” Proc. SPIE7889, 78891L, 78891L-6 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Villeneuve, A.

Y. Kim, B. Burgoyne, N. Godbout, A. Villeneuve, G. Lamouche, and S. Vergnole, “Picosecond programmable laser sweeping over 50 mega-wavelengths per second,” Proc. SPIE7914, 79140Y, 79140Y-8 (2011).
[CrossRef]

G. Lamouche, S. Vergnole, Y. Kim, B. Burgoyne, and A. Villeneuve, “Tailoring wavelength sweep for SS-OCT with a programmable picosecond laser,” Proc. SPIE7889, 78891L, 78891L-6 (2011).
[CrossRef]

B. Burgoyne and A. Villeneuve, “Programmable lasers: design and applications,” Proc. SPIE7580, 758002, 758002-15 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Wang, Q.

Wieser, W.

Wojtkowski, M.

Yamashita, S.

Y. Takubo and S. Yamashita, “In vivo OCT imaging using wavelength-swept fiber laser based on dispersion tuning,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.24(12), 979–981 (2012).
[CrossRef]

S. Yamashita and Y. Takubo, “Fast wavelength-swept dispersion-tuned fiber laser over 500kHz using a wideband chirped fiber Bragg grating,” Proc. SPIE7753, 77537W, 77537W-4 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Y. Nakazaki and S. Yamashita, “Fast and wide tuning range wavelength-swept fiber laser based on dispersion tuning and its application to dynamic FBG sensing,” Opt. Express17(10), 8310–8318 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Yamashita, Y. Nakazaki, R. Konishi, and O. Kusakari, “Wide and fast wavelength-swept fiber laser based on dispersion tuning for dynamic sensing (invited),” Journal of Sensors 2009, A Special Issue on Fiber and Integrated Waveguide-Based Optical Sensors, 572835 (2009).

S. Yamashita and M. Asano, “Wide and fast wavelength-tunable mode-locked fiber laser based on dispersion tuning,” Opt. Express14(20), 9399–9306 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Yun, S. H.

Zhang, J.

Appl. Opt.

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.

Y. Takubo and S. Yamashita, “In vivo OCT imaging using wavelength-swept fiber laser based on dispersion tuning,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.24(12), 979–981 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express

B. Potsaid, B. Baumann, D. Huang, S. Barry, A. E. Cable, J. S. Schuman, J. S. Duker, and J. G. Fujimoto, “Ultrahigh speed 1050nm swept source/Fourier domain OCT retinal and anterior segment imaging at 100,000 to 400,000 axial scans per second,” Opt. Express18(19), 20029–20048 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. Huber, M. Wojtkowski, K. Taira, J. Fujimoto, and K. Hsu, “Amplified, frequency swept lasers for frequency domain reflectometry and OCT imaging: design and scaling principles,” Opt. Express13(9), 3513–3528 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. Huber, M. Wojtkowski, and J. G. Fujimoto, “Fourier domain mode locking (FDML): A new laser operating regime and applications for optical coherence tomography,” Opt. Express14(8), 3225–3237 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Y. Jeon, J. Zhang, Q. Wang, and Z. Chen, “High-speed and wide bandwidth Fourier domain mode-locked wavelength swept laser with multiple SOAs,” Opt. Express16(4), 2547–2554 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Marschall, T. Klein, W. Wieser, B. R. Biedermann, K. Hsu, K. P. Hansen, B. Sumpf, K. H. Hasler, G. Erbert, O. B. Jensen, C. Pedersen, R. Huber, and P. E. Andersen, “Fourier domain mode-locked swept source at 1050 nm based on a tapered amplifier,” Opt. Express18(15), 15820–15831 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

W. Wieser, B. R. Biedermann, T. Klein, C. M. Eigenwillig, and R. Huber, “Multi-Megahertz OCT: High quality 3D imaging at 20 million A-scans and 4.5 GVoxels per second,” Opt. Express18(14), 14685–14704 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Klein, W. Wieser, C. M. Eigenwillig, B. R. Biedermann, and R. Huber, “Megahertz OCT for ultrawide-field retinal imaging with a 1050nm Fourier domain mode-locked laser,” Opt. Express19(4), 3044–3062 (2011).
[CrossRef]

S. Yamashita and M. Asano, “Wide and fast wavelength-tunable mode-locked fiber laser based on dispersion tuning,” Opt. Express14(20), 9399–9306 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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Figures (7)

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Fig. 1

(a) Configuration of dispersion-tuned fiber laser. (b) Concept of dispersion tuning.

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Fig. 2

Setups of dispersion-tuned fiber lasers. (a) setup-A (b) setup-B (c) setup-C.

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Static characteristics. (a)-(c) The lasing spectra of setup-A, B, C. (d)-(f) The relation of the lasing wavelength and the mode-locking frequency in setup-A, B, C.

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Dynamic characteristics. (a)-(c) The peak-hold spectra of setup-A, B, C. (d)-(f) The temporal waveform of setup-A, B, C.

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Fig. 5

Setup of the OCT system.

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Point spread function (a)-(c) at 1kHz ((a) setup-A (b) setup-B (c) setup-C). (d)-(f) at 50kHz ((d) setup-A (e) setup-B (f) setup-C).

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OCT images of an adhesive tape (1mm × 10mm).

Tables (1)

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Table 1 Summary of Performances of Three Lasers

Equations (5)

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F= c nL ,
Δλ= n 0 cD f m0 Δ f m = n 0 L c D total f m0 Δ f m,
Δ λ max = n 0 c| D | f m0 F 0 = 1 | D |L f m0 = 1 | D total | f m0 ,
δz= 2ln2 π λ 0 2 nΔλ ,
l c = 2ln2 π λ 0 2 δλ ,

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