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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 24 — Nov. 24, 2008
  • pp: 19434–19446

Simultaneous dual-band ultra-high resolution full-field optical coherence tomography

Delphine Sacchet, Julien Moreau, Patrick Georges, and Arnaud Dubois  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 24, pp. 19434-19446 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.019434


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Abstract

Ultrahigh-resolution full-field optical coherence tomography (FF-OCT) is demonstrated in the 800 nm and 1200 nm wavelength regions simultaneously using a Silicon-based (Si) CCD camera and an Indium Gallium Arsenide (InGaAs) camera as area detectors and a halogen lamp as illumination source. The FF-OCT setup is optimized to support the two broad spectral bands in parallel, achieving a detection sensitivity of ~90 dB and a micrometer-scale resolution in the three directions. Images of ex vivo biological tissues are presented (rabbit trachea and Xenopus laevis tadpole) with an increase in penetration depth at 1200 nm. A color image representation is applied to fuse both images and enhance spectroscopic property visualization.

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OCIS Codes
(170.3880) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical and biological imaging
(170.3890) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics instrumentation
(170.4500) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical coherence tomography
(170.6510) Medical optics and biotechnology : Spectroscopy, tissue diagnostics
(180.3170) Microscopy : Interference microscopy

ToC Category:
Medical Optics and Biotechnology

History
Original Manuscript: July 24, 2008
Revised Manuscript: October 2, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: October 12, 2008
Published: November 10, 2008

Virtual Issues
Vol. 4, Iss. 1 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
Delphine Sacchet, Julien Moreau, Patrick Georges, and Arnaud Dubois, "Simultaneous dual-band ultra-high resolution full-field optical coherence tomography," Opt. Express 16, 19434-19446 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-24-19434


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