1. Articles from Xie Wang

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    1. Sensitivity enhancement in swept-source optical coherence tomography by parametric balanced detector and amplifier

      Sensitivity enhancement in swept-source optical coherence tomography by parametric balanced detector and amplifier

      We proposed a sensitivity enhancement method of the interference-based signal detection approach and applied it on a swept-source optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT) system through all-fiber optical parametric amplifier (FOPA) and parametric balanced detector (BD). The parametric BD was realized by combining the signal and phase conjugated idler band that was newly-generated through FOPA, and specifically by superimposing these two bands at a photodetector. The sensitivity enhancement by FOPA and parametric BD in SS-OCT were demonstrated experimentally. The results show that SS-OCT with FOPA and SS-OCT with parametric BD can provide more than 9 dB and 12 dB sensitivity improvement, respectively ...

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    2. Tri-band optical coherence tomography for lipid and vessel spectroscopic imaging

      Tri-band optical coherence tomography for lipid and vessel spectroscopic imaging

      Optical coherence tomography (OCT) has been utilized for various functional imaging applications. One of its highlights comes from spectroscopic imaging, which can simultaneously obtain both morphologic and spectroscopic information. Assisting diagnosis and therapeutic intervention of coronary artery disease is one of the major directions in spectroscopic OCT applications. Previously Tanaka et al. have developed a spectral domain OCT (SDOCT) to image lipid distribution within blood vessel [1]. In the meantime, Fleming et al. have demonstrated optical frequency domain imaging (OFDI) by a 1.3-μm swept source and quadratic discriminant analysis model [2]. However, these systems suffered from burdensome computation ...

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    3. Tri-band spectroscopic optical coherence tomography based on optical parametric amplification for lipid and vessel visualization

      Tri-band spectroscopic optical coherence tomography based on optical parametric amplification for lipid and vessel visualization

      A tri-band spectroscopic optical coherence tomography (SOCT) system has been implemented for visualization of lipid and blood vessel distribution. The tri-band swept source, which covers output spectrum in 1.3, 1.5, and 1.6μ m wavelength windows, is based on a dual-band Fourier domain mode-locked laser and a fiber optical parametric amplifier. This tri-band SOCT can further differentiate materials, e.g., lipid and artery, qualitatively by contrasting attenuation coefficients difference within any two of these bands. Furthermore, ex vivo imaging of both porcine artery with artificial lipid plaque phantom and mice with coronary artery disease were demonstrated to showcase ...

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    4. Simultaneous dual-band optical coherence tomography for endoscopic applications

      Simultaneous dual-band optical coherence tomography for endoscopic applications

      Dual-band optical coherence tomography (OCT) can greatly enhance the imaging contrast with potential applications in functional (spectroscopic) analysis. A new simultaneous dual-band Fourier domain mode-locked swept laser configuration for dual-band OCT is reported. It was based on a custom-designed dual-channel driver to synchronize two different wavelength bands at 1310 and 1550 nm, respectively. Two lasing wavelengths were swept simultaneously from 1260 to 1364.8 nm for the 1310-nm band and from 1500 to 1604 nm for the 1550-nm band at an A-scan rate of 45 kHz. Broadband wavelength-division multiplexing was utilized to couple two wavelength bands into a common catheter ...

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    5. Breathing laser as an inertia-free swept source for high-quality ultrafast optical bioimaging

      Breathing laser as an inertia-free swept source for high-quality ultrafast optical bioimaging

      We demonstrate an all-fiber breathing laser as inertia-free swept source (BLISS), with an ultra-compact design, for the emerging ultrafast bioimaging modalities. The unique feature of BLISS is its broadband wavelength-swept operation ( ∼ 60     nm ) with superior temporal stability in terms of both long term (0.08 dB over 27 h) and shot-to-shot power variations (2.1%). More importantly, it enables a wavelength sweep rate of > 10     MHz ( ∼ 7 × 10 8     nm / s )—orders-of-magnitude faster than the existing swept sources based on mechanical or electrical tuning techniques. BLISS thus represents a practical and new generation of swept source operating in the unmet ...

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    6. In Vivo OCT Imaging Based on La-Codoped Bismuth-Based Erbium-Doped Fiber

      In Vivo OCT Imaging Based on La-Codoped Bismuth-Based Erbium-Doped Fiber

      We demonstrate a Fourier domain mode-locked laser based on lanthanum-codoped bismuth-based erbium-doped fiber (Bi-EDF) for swept source optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT) imaging. Raman amplification is incorporated to suppress the gain competition and homogenous linewidth broadening effects of Bi-EDF. A wavelength sweeping bandwidth of 81 nm is generated under stable operation. Therefore, in vivo OCT imaging of human finger print and orange slices is enabled and the results are also presented. This scheme paves the way for doped fiber amplifiers to be employed to generate ultra-wideband SSs for OCT applications.

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