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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 5 — Mar. 5, 2007
  • pp: 2445–2453

Two-axis MEMS Scanning Catheter for Ultrahigh Resolution Three-dimensional and En Face Imaging

Aaron D. Aguirre, Paul R. Hertz, Yu Chen, James G. Fujimoto, Wibool Piyawattanametha, Li Fan, and Ming C. Wu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 5, pp. 2445-2453 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.002445


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Abstract

Ultrahigh resolution two and three-dimensional optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging was performed using a miniaturized, two-axis scanning catheter based upon microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) mirror technology. The catheter incorporated a custom-designed and fabricated, 1-mm diameter MEMS mirror driven by angular vertical comb (AVC) actuators on both an inner mirror axis and an outer, orthogonal gimbal axis. Using a differential drive scheme, a linearized position response over +/- 6 degrees mechanical angle was achieved. The flexible, fiber-optic catheter device measured < 5 mm in outer diameter with a rigid length of ~ 2.5 cm at the distal end. In vivo and ex vivo images are presented with < 4 µm axial and ~ 12 µm transverse resolution in tissue.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(110.6880) Imaging systems : Three-dimensional image acquisition
(120.5800) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Scanners
(170.2150) Medical optics and biotechnology : Endoscopic imaging
(170.4500) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical coherence tomography
(350.3950) Other areas of optics : Micro-optics

ToC Category:
Medical Optics and Biotechnology

History
Original Manuscript: November 20, 2006
Revised Manuscript: February 12, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: February 14, 2007
Published: March 5, 2007

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Vol. 2, Iss. 4 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
Aaron D. Aguirre, Paul R. Hertz, Yu Chen, James G. Fujimoto, Wibool Piyawattanametha, Li Fan, and Ming C. Wu, "Two-axis MEMS Scanning Catheter for Ultrahigh Resolution Three-dimensional and En Face Imaging," Opt. Express 15, 2445-2453 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-5-2445


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