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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2014
  • pp: 5066–5069

Fiber-optic catheter-based polarization-sensitive OCT for radio-frequency ablation monitoring

Xiaoyong Fu, Zhao Wang, Hui Wang, Yves T. Wang, Michael W. Jenkins, and Andrew M. Rollins  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 17, pp. 5066-5069 (2014)

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An all-fiber optic catheter-based polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography system is demonstrated. A novel multiplexing method was used to illuminate the sample, splitting the light from a 58.5 kHz Fourier-domain mode-locked laser such that two different polarization states, alternated in time, are generated by two semiconductor optical amplifiers. A 2.3 mm forward-view cone-scanning catheter probe was designed, fabricated, and used to acquire sample scattering intensity and phase retardation images. The system was first verified with a quarter-wave plate and then by obtaining intensity and phase retardation images of high-birefringence plastic, human skin in vivo, and untreated and thermally ablated porcine myocardium ex vivo. The system can potentially in vivo image of the cardiac wall to aid radio-frequency ablation therapy for cardiac arrhythmias.

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OCIS Codes
(110.4500) Imaging systems : Optical coherence tomography
(120.5410) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Polarimetry
(170.2150) Medical optics and biotechnology : Endoscopic imaging

ToC Category:
Medical Optics and Biotechnology

Original Manuscript: April 2, 2014
Revised Manuscript: June 27, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: July 22, 2014
Published: August 20, 2014

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Xiaoyong Fu, Zhao Wang, Hui Wang, Yves T. Wang, Michael W. Jenkins, and Andrew M. Rollins, "Fiber-optic catheter-based polarization-sensitive OCT for radio-frequency ablation monitoring," Opt. Lett. 39, 5066-5069 (2014)

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