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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2013
  • pp: 2321–2323

Development of a beveled fiber-optic confocal Raman probe for enhancing in vivo epithelial tissue Raman measurements at endoscopy

Jianfeng Wang, Mads Sylvest Bergholt, Wei Zheng, and Zhiwei Huang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 13, pp. 2321-2323 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.002321


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Abstract

We report on the development of a beveled fiber-optic confocal Raman probe coupled with a ball lens for enhancing in vivo epithelial tissue Raman measurements at endoscopy. Our Monte Carlo simulations show that by selecting a proper fiber-ball lens distance and beveled angle of collection fibers, the confocal Raman probe design can be optimized for maximizing shallower tissue Raman measurements in epithelial tissue; in addition, the ratio of epithelium to stromal Raman photons collected using an optimized confocal Raman probe is approximately 19-fold higher than that using a volume-type Raman probe. Further experiments confirm that the confocal Raman endoscopic probe developed is in favor of probing superficial tissue Raman signals from a two-layer tissue phantom as well as esophagus tissue in vivo during endoscopy. This work suggests the great potential of applying the beveled fiber-optic confocal Raman probe for improving in vivo diagnosis of precancer occurring in epithelial tissue at endoscopy.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(170.4580) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical diagnostics for medicine
(170.5660) Medical optics and biotechnology : Raman spectroscopy
(170.6510) Medical optics and biotechnology : Spectroscopy, tissue diagnostics

ToC Category:
Medical Optics and Biotechnology

History
Original Manuscript: March 29, 2013
Revised Manuscript: May 18, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: June 1, 2013
Published: June 26, 2013

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Citation
Jianfeng Wang, Mads Sylvest Bergholt, Wei Zheng, and Zhiwei Huang, "Development of a beveled fiber-optic confocal Raman probe for enhancing in vivo epithelial tissue Raman measurements at endoscopy," Opt. Lett. 38, 2321-2323 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-13-2321

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