Parallel optical coherence tomography system

Yuan Luo, Lina J. Arauz, Jose E. Castillo, Jennifer K. Barton, Raymond K. Kostuk

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Abstract

We present the design and procedures for implementing a parallel optical coherence tomography (POCT) imaging system that can be adapted to an endoscopic format. The POCT system consists of a single mode fiber (SMF) array with multiple reduced diameter (15 μm) SMFs in the sample arm with 15 μm center spacing between fibers. The size of the array determines the size of the transverse imaging field. Electronic scanning eliminates the need for mechanically scanning in the lateral direction. Experimental image data obtained with this system show the capability for parallel axial scan acquisition with lateral resolution comparable to mechanically scanned optical coherence tomography systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8291-8297
Number of pages7
JournalApplied optics
Volume46
Issue number34
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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