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Document Type: Conference paper
Title: Full-field optical coherence tomography using a fibre imaging bundle
Authors: Ford, Helen D.
Tatam, Ralph P.
Issue Date: 2006
Citation: H.D. Ford and R.P. Tatam. Full-field optical coherence tomography using a fibre imaging bundle. Proceedings of the SPIE Coherence Domain Optical Methods and Optical Coherence Tomography in Biomedicine X, Volume 6079. Eds. Valery V. Tuchin, Joseph A. Izatt, James G. Fujimoto
Abstract: An imaging fibre bundle is demonstrated for spatially-multiplexed probe beam delivery in OCT, with the aim of eliminating the mechanical scanning currently required at the probe tip in endoscopic systems. Each fibre in the bundle addresses a Fizeau interferometer formed between the bundle end and the sample, allowing acquisition of information across a plane with a single measurement. Depth scanning components are now contained within a processing interferometer external to the completely passive endoscope probe. The technique has been evaluated in our laboratory for non-biological samples. Images acquired using the bundle-based system are presented. The potential of the system is assessed, with reference to SNR performance and acquisition speed.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.645892
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