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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 7 — Apr. 7, 2003
  • pp: 782–793

Real-time multi-functional optical coherence tomography

B. Hyle Park, Mark C. Pierce, Barry Cense, and Johannes F. de Boer  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 7, pp. 782-793 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.11.000782


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Abstract

We demonstrate real-time acquisition, processing, and display of tissue structure, birefringence, and blood flow in a multi-functional optical coherence tomography (MF-OCT) system. This is accomplished by efficient data processing of the phase-resolved inteference patterns without dedicated hardware or extensive modification to the high-speed fiber-based OCT system. The system acquires images of 2048 depth scans per second, covering an area of 5 mm in width×1.2 mm in depth with real-time display updating images in a rolling manner 32 times each second. We present a video of the system display as images from the proximal nail fold of a human volunteer are taken.

© 2003 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(170.4500) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical coherence tomography
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence
(280.2490) Remote sensing and sensors : Flow diagnostics

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: February 6, 2003
Revised Manuscript: March 26, 2003
Published: April 7, 2003

Citation
Boris Park, Mark Pierce, Barry Cense, and Johannes de Boer, "Real-time multi-functional optical coherence tomography," Opt. Express 11, 782-793 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-11-7-782


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