OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters


  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2014
  • pp: 186–188

Compact piezoelectric transducer fiber scanning probe for optical coherence tomography

Ning Zhang, Tsung-Han Tsai, Osman O. Ahsen, Kaicheng Liang, Hsiang-Chieh Lee, Ping Xue, Xingde Li, and James G. Fujimoto  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 2, pp. 186-188 (2014)

View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (333 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



We developed a compact, optical fiber scanning piezoelectric transducer (PZT) probe for endoscopic and minimally invasive optical coherence tomography (OCT). Compared with previous forward-mount fiber designs, we present a reverse-mount design that achieves a shorter rigid length. The fiber was mounted at the proximal end of a quadruple PZT tube and scanned inside the hollow PZT tube to reduce the probe length. The fiber resonant frequency was 338 Hz using a 17-mm-long fiber. A 0.9 mm fiber deflection was achieved with a driving amplitude of 35 V. Using a GRIN lens-based optical design with a 1.3× magnification, a 6μm spot was scanned over a 1.2 mm diameter field. The probe was encased in a metal hypodermic tube with a 25mm rigid length and covered with a 3.2 mm outer diameter (OD) plastic sheath. Imaging was performed with a swept source OCT system based on a Fourier domain modelocked laser (FDML) light source at a 240 kHz axial scan rate and 8 μm axial resolution (in air). En face OCT imaging of skin in vivo and human colon ex vivo was demonstrated.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.5800) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Scanners
(170.2150) Medical optics and biotechnology : Endoscopic imaging
(170.3880) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical and biological imaging
(170.4500) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical coherence tomography

ToC Category:
Medical Optics and Biotechnology

Original Manuscript: August 20, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 14, 2013
Published: January 3, 2014

Virtual Issues
Vol. 9, Iss. 3 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Ning Zhang, Tsung-Han Tsai, Osman O. Ahsen, Kaicheng Liang, Hsiang-Chieh Lee, Ping Xue, Xingde Li, and James G. Fujimoto, "Compact piezoelectric transducer fiber scanning probe for optical coherence tomography," Opt. Lett. 39, 186-188 (2014)

Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  


  1. D. Huang, E. A. Swanson, C. P. Lin, J. S. Schuman, W. G. Stinson, W. Chang, M. R. Hee, T. Flotte, K. Gregory, C. A. Puliafito, and J. G. Fujimoto, Science 254, 1178 (1991). [CrossRef]
  2. G. J. Tearney, M. E. Brezinski, B. E. Bouma, S. A. Boppart, C. Pitris, J. F. Southern, and J. G. Fujimoto, Science 276, 2037 (1997). [CrossRef]
  3. D. C. Adler, Y. Chen, R. Huber, J. Schmitt, J. Connolly, and J. G. Fujimoto, Nat. Photonics 1, 709 (2007). [CrossRef]
  4. P. R. Herz, Y. Chen, A. D. Aguirre, K. Schneider, P. Hsiung, J. G. Fujimoto, K. Madden, J. Schmitt, J. Goodnow, and C. Petersen, Opt. Lett. 29, 2261 (2004). [CrossRef]
  5. M. J. Suter, B. J. Vakoc, P. S. Yachimski, M. Shishkov, G. Y. Lauwers, M. Mino-Kenudson, B. E. Bouma, N. S. Nishioka, and G. J. Tearney, Gastroint. Endosc. 68, 745 (2008). [CrossRef]
  6. E. J. Seibel and Q. Y. J. Smithwick, Lasers Surg. Med. 30, 177 (2002). [CrossRef]
  7. X. M. Liu, M. J. Cobb, Y. C. Chen, M. B. Kimmey, and X. D. Li, Opt. Lett. 29, 1763 (2004). [CrossRef]
  8. L. Huo, J. F. Xi, Y. C. Wu, and X. D. Li, Opt. Express 18, 14375 (2010). [CrossRef]
  9. T. Tsai, B. Potsaid, M. F. Kraus, C. Zhou, Y. K. Tao, J. Hornegger, and J. G. Fujimoto, Biomed. Opt. Express 2, 2438 (2011). [CrossRef]
  10. Y. L. Wang, M. Bachman, G. P. Li, S. G. Guo, B. J. F. Wong, and Z. P. Chen, Opt. Lett. 30, 53 (2005). [CrossRef]
  11. H. C. Park, C. Song, M. Kang, Y. Jeong, and K. H. Jeong, Opt. Lett. 37, 2673 (2012). [CrossRef]
  12. A. D. Aguirre, J. Sawinski, S. W. Huang, C. Zhou, W. Denk, and J. G. Fujimoto, Opt. Express 18, 4222 (2010). [CrossRef]
  13. S. Moon, S.-W. Lee, M. Rubinstein, B. J. F. Wong, and Z. Chen, Opt. Express 18, 21183 (2010). [CrossRef]
  14. J. F. Xi, Y. P. Chen, Y. Y. Zhang, K. Murari, M. J. Li, and X. D. Li, Opt. Lett. 37, 362 (2012). [CrossRef]
  15. J. Sawinski, “Development of a head-mount fiber scanning system for imaging in vivo,” Ph.D. dissertation (Ruperto-Carola University of Heidelberg, 2005).

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited