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  • Vol. 3, Iss. 11 — Oct. 22, 2008

Doppler imaging using spectrally-encoded endoscopy

Dvir Yelin, B. E. Bouma, J. J. Rosowsky, and G. J. Tearney  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 19, pp. 14836-14844 (2008)

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The capability to image tissue motion such as blood flow through an endoscope could have many applications in medicine. Spectrally encoded endoscopy (SEE) is a recently introduced technique that utilizes a single optical fiber and miniature diffractive optics to obtain endoscopic images through small diameter probes. Using spectral-domain interferometry, SEE is furthermore capable of three-dimensional volume imaging at video rates. Here we show that by measuring relative spectral phases, this technology can additionally measure Doppler shifts. Doppler SEE is demonstrated in flowing Intralipid phantoms and vibrating middle ear ossicles.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(110.1650) Imaging systems : Coherence imaging
(170.2150) Medical optics and biotechnology : Endoscopic imaging
(170.3340) Medical optics and biotechnology : Laser Doppler velocimetry

ToC Category:
Medical Optics and Biotechnology

Original Manuscript: March 26, 2008
Revised Manuscript: July 8, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: July 15, 2008
Published: September 5, 2008

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Vol. 3, Iss. 11 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Dvir Yelin, B. E. Bouma, J. J. Rosowsky, and G. J. Tearney, "Doppler imaging using spectrally-encoded endoscopy," Opt. Express 16, 14836-14844 (2008)

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