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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2008
  • pp: 657–659

Electrostatic forward-viewing scanning probe for Doppler optical coherence tomography using a dissipative polymer catheter

Nigel R. Munce, Adrian Mariampillai, Beau A. Standish, Mihaela Pop, Kevan J. Anderson, George Y. Liu, Tim Luk, Brian K. Courtney, Graham A. Wright, I. Alex Vitkin, and Victor X. D. Yang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 7, pp. 657-659 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.33.000657


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Abstract

A novel flexible scanning optical probe is constructed with a finely etched optical fiber strung through a platinum coil in the lumen of a dissipative polymer. The packaged probe is 2.2 mm in diameter with a rigid length of 6 mm when using a ball lens or 12 mm when scanning the fiber proximal to a gradient-index (GRIN) lens. Driven by constant high voltage ( 1 3 kV ) at low current ( < 5 μ A ) , the probe oscillates to provide wide forward-viewing angle ( 13 ° and 33 ° with ball and GRIN lens designs, respectively) and high-frame-rate ( 10 140 fps ) operation. Motion of the probe tip is observed with a high-speed camera and compared with theory. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging with the probe is demonstrated with a wavelength-swept source laser. Images of an IR card as well as in vivo Doppler OCT images of a tadpole heart are presented. This optomechanical design offers a simple, inexpensive method to obtain a high-frame-rate forward-viewing scanning probe.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(110.4500) Imaging systems : Optical coherence tomography
(120.3890) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Medical optics instrumentation
(170.0170) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics and biotechnology
(170.3340) Medical optics and biotechnology : Laser Doppler velocimetry
(170.4500) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical coherence tomography

ToC Category:
Medical Optics and Biotechnology

History
Original Manuscript: December 14, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: January 31, 2008
Published: March 21, 2008

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Vol. 3, Iss. 5 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
Nigel R. Munce, Adrian Mariampillai, Beau A. Standish, Mihaela Pop, Kevan J. Anderson, George Y. Liu, Tim Luk, Brian K. Courtney, Graham A. Wright, I. Alex Vitkin, and Victor X. D. Yang, "Electrostatic forward-viewing scanning probe for Doppler optical coherence tomography using a dissipative polymer catheter," Opt. Lett. 33, 657-659 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-33-7-657

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