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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2014
  • pp: 4871–4874

Miniature forward-viewing spectrally encoded endoscopic probe

Adel Zeidan and Dvir Yelin  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 16, pp. 4871-4874 (2014)

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Spectrally encoded endoscopy is a promising technique for minimally invasive imaging, allowing high-quality imaging through small diameter probes that do not require rapid mechanical scanning. A novel optical configuration that employs broadband visible light and dual-channel imaging is used to demonstrate a miniature forward-viewing probe having a high number of resolvable points, low speckle contrast, negligible backreflections, and high signal-to-noise ratio. The system would be most suitable for imaging through narrow ducts and vessels for clinical diagnosis at hard-to-reach locations in the body.

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OCIS Codes
(110.2350) Imaging systems : Fiber optics imaging
(170.2150) Medical optics and biotechnology : Endoscopic imaging

ToC Category:
Medical Optics and Biotechnology

Original Manuscript: April 1, 2014
Revised Manuscript: June 21, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: June 21, 2014
Published: August 13, 2014

Adel Zeidan and Dvir Yelin, "Miniature forward-viewing spectrally encoded endoscopic probe," Opt. Lett. 39, 4871-4874 (2014)

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