Abstract

We have implemented an all-fiber optical delay line using two linearly chirped fiber Bragg gratings cascaded in reverse order and all-fiber optics components. The features of the proposed all-fiber based technique for variable delay line are discussed theoretically and demonstrated experimentally. The non-invasive cross-sectional images of biomedical samples as well as a transparent glass plate obtained with implemented all-fiber delay line having the axial resolution of 100 μm and the dynamic range of 50dB are presented to validates the imaging performance and demonstrate the feasibility of the delay line for optical coherence tomography.

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App. Opt. (1)

P.-L. Hsiung, X. Li, C. Chudoba, I. Hartl, T. H. Ko, and J. G. Fujimoto, “High-speed path-length scanning with a multiple-pass cavity delay line,” App. Opt. 2, 640-648 (2003).

Electron. Lett. (1)

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[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. (1)

Y. Pan, J. Welzel, R. Bringruber, and R. Engelhardt, “Optical coherence-gated imaging of biomedical tissues,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2, 1029-1034 (1996).

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (2)

T. Imai, T. Komukai, and M. Nakazawa, “Dispersion tuning of a linearly chirped fiber Bragg grating without a center wavelength shift by applying a strain gradient,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 10, 845–847 (1998).
[CrossRef]

J. Kim, J. Bae, Y.-G. Han, S. H. Kim, J.-M. Jeong, and S. B. Lee, “Effectively Tunable Dispersion Compensation Based on Chirped Fiber Bragg Gratings Without Central Wavelength Shift,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 849–851 (2004).
[CrossRef]

OFC (1)

M. Sumetsky, P. S. Westbrook, P. I. Reyes, N. M. Litchinitser, B. J. Eggleton, Y. Li, R. Deshmukh, C. Soccolich, F. Rosca, J. Bennike, F. Liu, and S. Dey, “Reduction of chirped fiber grating group delay ripple penalty through UV post processing,” Optical Fiber Communication Conference Postdeadline Papers PD28-1, OSA, Washington DC (2003).

Opt. Express (2)

Opt. Lett. (7)

Opt. Rev. (1)

B. H. Lee, T.-J. Eom, E. Choi, G. Mudhana, C. Lee, “Novel Optical Delay Line for Optical Coherence Tomography System,” Opt. Rev. 10, 572-575 (2003).
[CrossRef]

OSA Technical Digest Series (1)

V. M. Gelikonov, A. M. Sergeev, G. V. Gelikonov, F. I. Feldchtein, N. D. Gladkova, J. Ioannovich, K. Fragia, and T. Pirza, “Compact Fast-Scanning OCT Device for In Vivo Biotissue Imaging,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 9 of 1996 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C.,1996), pp.58-59.

Proc. SPIE (1)

W. W. Morey, J. R. Dunphy, and G. Meltz, “Multiplexing fiber Bragg gratings sensors,” in Distributed and Multiplexed Fiber optic Sensors, Donald C. O'Shea, ed., Proc. SPIE 1586, 216-224 (1991).

Science (1)

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,” Science 254, 1178-1181 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Other (3)

C. Froehly, B. Colombeau, and M. Vampouille, in Progress In Optics v. 20, ed. E. Wolf (North Holland, Amstredam, 1983), pp. 63-153.

R. Kashyap, Fiber Bragg gratings (Academic Press, New York, 1999), pp.311-354.

B. H. Lee, T.-J. Eom, E. Choi, Y.-J. Kim, C. Lee, “All fiber delay line for OCT based on fiber gratings,” in Asian Symposium on Biomedical Optics and Photomedicine (BOPM 2002), TB2-1 (Optical Society of America, SPIE, Sapporo, 2002), pp.140-141.

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