Abstract

We present an all-fiber tunable dispersion compensator based on a pair of fiber stretchers made with different fiber types in which the group delay and the second-order dispersion can be tuned independently. Its efficiency is demonstrated in a fiber-based optical coherence tomography (OCT) system operating in the 800 nm wavelength range. The average sample dispersion in OCT imaging or the dispersion of transmission lines could also be compensated by our system.

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Yang, C. C.

M.-T. Tsai, I.-J. Hsu, C.-W. Lu, Y.-M. Wang, C.-W. Sun, Y.-W. Kiang, and C. C. Yang, Opt. Quantum Electron. 37, 1199 (2005).
[CrossRef]

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Electron. Lett. (1)

C. Fortier, J. Fatome, S. Pitois, J.-P. Couvercelle, M.-L. Leonard, E. Pincemin, and F. Reynaud, Electron. Lett. 44, 1025 (2008).
[CrossRef]

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

U. Sharma, N. M. Fried, and J. U. Kang, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 11, 799 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (2)

L. M. Simohamed and F. Reynaud, Opt. Commun. 159, 118 (1999).
[CrossRef]

K. Banaszek, A. S. Radunsky, and I. A. Walmsley, Opt. Commun. 269, 152 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (4)

Opt. Lett. (2)

Opt. Quantum Electron. (2)

S. Y. Ryu, H. Y. Choi, J. Na, E. Choi, G.-H. Yang, and B. H. Lee, Opt. Quantum Electron. 37, 1191 (2005).
[CrossRef]

M.-T. Tsai, I.-J. Hsu, C.-W. Lu, Y.-M. Wang, C.-W. Sun, Y.-W. Kiang, and C. C. Yang, Opt. Quantum Electron. 37, 1199 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Proc. SPIE (1)

S. Iyer, S. Coen, and F. Vanholsbeeck, Proc. SPIE 7004, 700434 (2008).
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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup of the all-fiber dispersion-compensated OCT system.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Initial and (b) theoretical PSF of our OCT system; (c), (e) broadened PSF observed after moving the sample mirror by the indicated distance and compensating the delay with the reference arm stretcher only; (d), (f) corresponding recompressed PSFs after adjustment of the dual-fiber stretcher dispersion compensator. The FWHM of the PSFs are shown in each figure.

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Δ L + Δ L A = Δ L B ,
Δ ϕ 2 + C A β 2 A Δ L A = C B β 2 B Δ L B .
Δ L A = [ Δ ϕ 2 ( C B β 2 B ) + Δ L ] ( κ 1 ) ,
Δ L B = [ Δ ϕ 2 ( C B β 2 B ) + κ Δ L ] ( κ 1 ) ,

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