1. A comparative study of noise in supercontinuum light sources for ultra-high resolution optical coherence tomography at 1300 nm

    A comparative study of noise in supercontinuum light sources for ultra-high resolution optical coherence tomography at 1300 nm

    Supercontinuum (SC) light is a well-established technology, which finds applications in several domains ranging from chemistry to material science and imaging systems [1-2]. More specifically, its ultra-wide optical bandwidth and high average power make it an ideal tool for Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT). Over the last 5 years, numerous examples have demonstrated its high potential [3-4] in this context. However, SC light sources present pulse-to-pulse intensity variation that can limit the performance of any OCT system [5] by degrading their signal to noise ratio (SNR). To this goal, we have studied and compared the noise of several SC light sources ...

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