Crystal Fiber

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