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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 22 — Oct. 22, 2012
  • pp: 24132–24138

High speed miniature motorized endoscopic probe for optical frequency domain imaging

Jianan Li, Mattijs de Groot, Frank Helderman, Jianhua Mo, Johannes M. A. Daniels, Katrien Grünberg, Tom G. Sutedja, and Johannes F. de Boer  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 22, pp. 24132-24138 (2012)

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We present a miniature motorized endoscopic probe for Optical Coherence Tomography with an outer diameter of 1.65 mm and a rotation speed of 3,000–12,500 rpm. This is the smallest motorized high speed OCT probe to our knowledge. The probe has a motorized distal end which provides a significant advantage over proximally driven probes since it does not require a drive shaft to transfer the rotational torque to the distal end of the probe and functions without a fiber rotary junction. The probe has a focal Full Width at Half Maximum of 9.6 µm and a working distance of 0.47 mm. We analyzed the non uniform rotation distortion and found a location fluctuation of only 1.87° in repeated measurements of the same object. The probe was integrated in a high-speed Optical Frequency Domain Imaging setup at 1310 nm to acquire images from ex vivo pig lung tissue through the working channel of a human bronchoscope.

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OCIS Codes
(170.2150) Medical optics and biotechnology : Endoscopic imaging
(170.4500) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical coherence tomography

ToC Category:
Medical Optics and Biotechnology

Original Manuscript: July 19, 2012
Revised Manuscript: September 20, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: October 1, 2012
Published: October 8, 2012

Jianan Li, Mattijs de Groot, Frank Helderman, Jianhua Mo, Johannes M. A. Daniels, Katrien Grünberg, Tom G. Sutedja, and Johannes F. de Boer, "High speed miniature motorized endoscopic probe for optical frequency domain imaging," Opt. Express 20, 24132-24138 (2012)

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