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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 1997
  • pp: 1618–1620

Forward-imaging instruments for optical coherence tomography

S. A. Boppart, B. E. Bouma, C. Pitris, G. J. Tearney, J. G. Fujimoto, and M. E. Brezinski  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 22, Issue 21, pp. 1618-1620 (1997)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.22.001618


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Abstract

We discuss the design and implementation of forward-imaging instruments for optical coherence tomography (OCT), which require the delivery, scanning, and collection of single-spatial-mode optical radiation. A hand-held surgical probe for use in open surgery can provide cross-sectional images of subsurface tissue before surgical incisions are made. A rigid laparoscope for minimally invasive surgical OCT imaging provides a simultaneous enface view of the area being imaged. OCT imaging is demonstrated on in vitro human specimens.

© 1997 Optical Society of America

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S. A. Boppart, B. E. Bouma, C. Pitris, G. J. Tearney, J. G. Fujimoto, and M. E. Brezinski, "Forward-imaging instruments for optical coherence tomography," Opt. Lett. 22, 1618-1620 (1997)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-22-21-1618

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