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Title: Birefringence insensitive optical coherence domain reflectometry system

Abstract

A birefringence insensitive fiber optic optical coherence domain reflectometry (OCDR) system is provided containing non-polarization maintaining (non-PM) fiber in the sample arm and the reference arm without suffering from signal degradation caused by birefringence. The use of non-PM fiber significantly reduces the cost of the OCDR system and provides a disposable or multiplexed section of the sample arm. The dispersion in the reference arm and sample arm of the OCDR system are matched to achieve high resolution imaging. This system is useful in medical applications or for non-medical in situ probes. The disposable section of non-PM fiber in the sample arm can be conveniently replaced when contaminated by a sample or a patient.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. (Livermore, CA)
  2. (Lafayette, CA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
874413
Patent Number(s):
6385358
Assignee:
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA) LLNL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
birefringence; insensitive; optical; coherence; domain; reflectometry; fiber; optic; ocdr; provided; containing; non-polarization; maintaining; non-pm; sample; arm; reference; suffering; signal; degradation; caused; significantly; reduces; cost; provides; disposable; multiplexed; section; dispersion; matched; achieve; resolution; imaging; useful; medical; applications; non-medical; situ; probes; conveniently; replaced; contaminated; patient; fiber optic; medical applications; domain reflectometry; sensitive optical; /385/

Citation Formats

Everett, Matthew J., and Davis, Joseph G. Birefringence insensitive optical coherence domain reflectometry system. United States: N. p., 2002. Web.
Everett, Matthew J., & Davis, Joseph G. Birefringence insensitive optical coherence domain reflectometry system. United States.
Everett, Matthew J., and Davis, Joseph G. Tue . "Birefringence insensitive optical coherence domain reflectometry system". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/874413.
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abstractNote = {A birefringence insensitive fiber optic optical coherence domain reflectometry (OCDR) system is provided containing non-polarization maintaining (non-PM) fiber in the sample arm and the reference arm without suffering from signal degradation caused by birefringence. The use of non-PM fiber significantly reduces the cost of the OCDR system and provides a disposable or multiplexed section of the sample arm. The dispersion in the reference arm and sample arm of the OCDR system are matched to achieve high resolution imaging. This system is useful in medical applications or for non-medical in situ probes. The disposable section of non-PM fiber in the sample arm can be conveniently replaced when contaminated by a sample or a patient.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2002},
month = {1}
}

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