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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2013
  • pp: 609–611

Toward endoscopes with no distal optics: video-rate scanning microscopy through a fiber bundle

Esben Ravn Andresen, Géraud Bouwmans, Serge Monneret, and Hervé Rigneault  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 5, pp. 609-611 (2013)

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We report a step toward scanning endomicroscopy without distal optics. The focusing of the beam at the distal end of a fiber bundle is achieved by imposing a parabolic phase profile across the exit face with the aid of a spatial light modulator. We achieve video-rate images by galvanometric scanning of the phase tilt at the proximal end. The approach is made possible by the bundle, designed to have very low coupling between cores.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2430) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, single-mode
(180.5810) Microscopy : Scanning microscopy
(230.6120) Optical devices : Spatial light modulators

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: December 13, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 18, 2013
Published: February 19, 2013

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Esben Ravn Andresen, Géraud Bouwmans, Serge Monneret, and Hervé Rigneault, "Toward endoscopes with no distal optics: video-rate scanning microscopy through a fiber bundle," Opt. Lett. 38, 609-611 (2013)

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