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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2011
  • pp: 1963–1965

Two-dimensional scanning probe driven by a solenoid-based single actuator for optical coherence tomography

Eun Jung Min, Jun Geun Shin, Yuri Kim, and Byeong Ha Lee  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 11, pp. 1963-1965 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.001963


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Abstract

We propose the two-dimensional scanning probe operating with a single actuator, which is thought useful as a sample probe for optical coherence tomography (OCT). The probe was designed to use a single-body lensed fiber cantilever loaded with an iron-bead and driven by a single-solenoid actuator. Elliptic spiral trace patterns were achieved using off-axis magnetic fields of the solenoid. A three-dimensional OCT image was obtained for a scanning area of 3.8 mm × 3.4 mm at an acquisition speed of 16.7 s/V. Up to 27 Hz B-scan rate, the proposed probe worked well, and 1000 A-scans were made per each B-scan.

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OCIS Codes
(100.0100) Image processing : Image processing
(110.2350) Imaging systems : Fiber optics imaging
(110.4500) Imaging systems : Optical coherence tomography
(120.5800) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Scanners

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

History
Original Manuscript: March 14, 2011
Revised Manuscript: April 22, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: April 26, 2011
Published: May 23, 2011

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Citation
Eun Jung Min, Jun Geun Shin, Yuri Kim, and Byeong Ha Lee, "Two-dimensional scanning probe driven by a solenoid-based single actuator for optical coherence tomography," Opt. Lett. 36, 1963-1965 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-11-1963


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