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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 46, Iss. 34 — Dec. 1, 2007
  • pp: 8291–8297

Parallel optical coherence tomography system

Yuan Luo, Lina J. Arauz, Jose E. Castillo, Jennifer K. Barton, and Raymond K. Kostuk  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 34, pp. 8291-8297 (2007)

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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 μ m ) SMFs in the sample arm with 15 μ m 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.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2350) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics imaging
(170.2150) Medical optics and biotechnology : Endoscopic imaging
(170.4500) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical coherence tomography

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Medical Optics and Biotechnology

Original Manuscript: May 21, 2007
Revised Manuscript: October 14, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: October 15, 2007
Published: November 28, 2007

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Yuan Luo, Lina J. Arauz, Jose E. Castillo, Jennifer K. Barton, and Raymond K. Kostuk, "Parallel optical coherence tomography system," Appl. Opt. 46, 8291-8297 (2007)

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