Single-crystal fiber is used in high-power fiber lasers in place of normal glass fiber since it has higher thermal conductivity and reduced nonlinear effects. AMO’s ApolloVue™ system utilizes the crystal fiber technique as a broadband light to achieve high resolution. The single-crystalline fiber cores, with an inner diameter of a few tens of microns, were grown in air with the LHPG method.
AMO use the crystal fiber in ApolloVue™’s light source module, providing improved OCT performance, including:
- • Continuous wave output: minimum invasiveness
- • High brightness: high lateral resolution, high lateral image quality and high imaging speed
- • Broadband width: one micron axial resolution
- • Gaussian spectrum: good axial image quality