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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 53, Iss. 22 — Aug. 1, 2014
  • pp: E56–E60

Applying RGB LED in full-field optical coherence tomography for real-time full-color tissue imaging

Bor-Wen Yang, Yu-Yen Wang, Yu-Min Lin, Yu-Shan Juan, Hung-Te Chen, and Shang-Ping Ying  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 53, Issue 22, pp. E56-E60 (2014)

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A conventional handheld skin camera is suitable for 2D inspection of shallow skin. Due to its high resolution and noninvasiveness, optical coherence tomography (OCT) has become a popular medical-imaging technology. Among OCT schemes, full-field optical coherence tomography (FF-OCT) is suitable for rapid en face imaging, as it uses a 2D imaging device for pixel processing of a sample plane. Because of its wide bandwidth and long lifetime, an RGB LED was chosen in an FF-OCT system among three source candidates in this study. A full-color tissue image and real-time video were obtained from the system to demonstrate the potential of the RGB LED FF-OCT system in medical imaging. All devices used here can be integrated by micro-optoelectromechanical technology into a handheld model. Noninvasive, real-time, full-color handheld imaging capability contributes to advance dermatology and cosmetology.

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OCIS Codes
(170.1650) Medical optics and biotechnology : Coherence imaging
(170.3880) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical and biological imaging
(170.4500) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical coherence tomography

Original Manuscript: March 3, 2014
Revised Manuscript: June 2, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: June 3, 2014
Published: July 22, 2014

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Bor-Wen Yang, Yu-Yen Wang, Yu-Min Lin, Yu-Shan Juan, Hung-Te Chen, and Shang-Ping Ying, "Applying RGB LED in full-field optical coherence tomography for real-time full-color tissue imaging," Appl. Opt. 53, E56-E60 (2014)

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