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  • Editors: Andrew Dunn and Anthony Durkin
  • Vol. 7, Iss. 10 — Oct. 5, 2012

Full range spectral domain optical coherence tomography using a fiber-optic probe as a self-phase shifter

Eun Jung Min, Jun Geun Shin, Jae Hwi Lee, Yoshiaki Yasuno, and Byeong Ha Lee  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 15, pp. 3105-3107 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.003105


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Abstract

We present a full range handheld probe type spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) method. Here, the sample arm is composed of a tilted fiber-optic cantilever scanner; thus, the phase shift concurrently occurs while sample scanning. With the phase shift, we could achieve a full range complex-conjugate-free OCT image with no additional phase shifters in the reference arm. To realize this technique, a magnetically actuated probe was adopted. Full range SD-OCT images of a pearl, human fingernail, and human tooth were subsequently obtained using this suggested probe. The scanning range and acquisition speed were 3 mm and 20frames/s, respectively.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(100.0100) Image processing : Image processing
(110.2350) Imaging systems : Fiber optics imaging
(110.4500) Imaging systems : Optical coherence tomography
(120.5800) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Scanners

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

History
Original Manuscript: March 21, 2012
Revised Manuscript: May 16, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: May 21, 2012
Published: July 19, 2012

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Vol. 7, Iss. 10 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Eun Jung Min, Jun Geun Shin, Jae Hwi Lee, Yoshiaki Yasuno, and Byeong Ha Lee, "Full range spectral domain optical coherence tomography using a fiber-optic probe as a self-phase shifter," Opt. Lett. 37, 3105-3107 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-15-3105

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