A six-color four-laser mobile platform for multi-spectral fluorescence imaging endoscopy

John F. Black, Tyler Tate, Molly Keenan, Elizabeth Swan, Urs Utzinger, Jennifer K Barton

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Abstract

The properties of multi-spectral fluorescence imaging using deep-UV-illumination have recently been explored using a fiber-coupled thermal source at 280 nm. The resulting images show a remarkable level of contrast thought to result from the signal being overwhelmingly generated in the uppermost few cell layers of tissue, making this approach valuable for the study of diseases that originate in the endothelial tissues of the body. With a view to extending the technique with new wavelengths, and improving beam quality for efficient small core fiber coupling we have developed a mobile self-contained tunable solid-state laser source of deep UV light. An alexandrite laser, lasing at around 750 nm is frequency doubled to produce 375 nm and then tripled to produce 250 nm light. An optical deck added to the system allows other laser sources to be incorporated into the UV beam-line and a lens system has been designed to couple these sources into a single delivery fiber with core diameters down to 50 microns. Our system incorporates five wavelengths [250 nm, 375 nm, 442 nm (HeCd), 543 nm (HeNe) and 638 nm (diode laser)] as the illumination source for a small diameter falloposcope designed for the study of the distal Fallopian tube origins of high grade serous ovarian cancer. The tunability of alexandrite offers the potential to generate other wavelengths in the 720-800, 360-400 and 240-265 nm ranges, plus other non-linear optical conversion techniques taking advantage of the high peak powers of the laser.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProgress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE
PublisherSPIE
Volume9304
ISBN (Print)9781628413946
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventEndoscopic Microscopy X; and Optical Techniques in Pulmonary Medicine II - San Francisco, United States
Duration: Feb 7 2015Feb 9 2015

Other

OtherEndoscopic Microscopy X; and Optical Techniques in Pulmonary Medicine II
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period2/7/152/9/15

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Keywords

  • endoscope
  • fiber-optic
  • fluorescence
  • imaging
  • Laser
  • solid-state
  • tunable
  • ultraviolet

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Biomaterials
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Black, J. F., Tate, T., Keenan, M., Swan, E., Utzinger, U., & Barton, J. K. (2015). A six-color four-laser mobile platform for multi-spectral fluorescence imaging endoscopy. In Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE (Vol. 9304). [93040T] SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2077999