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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 2012
  • pp: 4820–4822

Integrated-optics-based swept-source optical coherence tomography

V. Duc Nguyen, N. Weiss, W. Beeker, M. Hoekman, A. Leinse, R. G. Heideman, T. G. van Leeuwen, and J. Kalkman  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 23, pp. 4820-4822 (2012)

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We designed, fabricated, and characterized an integrated-optics-based swept-source optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT) system in TriPleX technology. An external 1300 nm swept source is coupled to the chip, which contains waveguide structures for interferometric depth ranging and balanced detection. The complete OCT chip has a footprint of 0.4cm×1.8cm. Light from the chip is focused onto the sample using an aspheric lens; the lateral resolution is 21±1μm. OCT measurements, performed with a moveable mirror, demonstrate a sensitivity of 80dB and imaging up to the maximum depth of 5.09 mm. Corrected for dispersion, the measured OCT axial resolution of 12.7±0.5μm is in good agreement with the bandwidth limited resolution. Finally, we demonstrate cross-sectional OCT imaging of a multilayered tissue phantom over the whole depth range with the integrated-optics-based SS-OCT system.

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OCIS Codes
(170.3880) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical and biological imaging
(170.4500) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical coherence tomography
(230.3120) Optical devices : Integrated optics devices
(100.3175) Image processing : Interferometric imaging
(130.3990) Integrated optics : Micro-optical devices

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Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: August 31, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: October 1, 2012
Published: November 16, 2012

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V. Duc Nguyen, N. Weiss, W. Beeker, M. Hoekman, A. Leinse, R. G. Heideman, T. G. van Leeuwen, and J. Kalkman, "Integrated-optics-based swept-source optical coherence tomography," Opt. Lett. 37, 4820-4822 (2012)

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