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Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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  • Editor: Gregory W. Faris
  • Vol. 3, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 2008

Combined system of optical coherence tomography and fluorescence spectroscopy based on double-cladding fiber

Seon Young Ryu, Hae Young Choi, Jihoon Na, Eun Seo Choi, and Byeong Ha Lee  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 20, pp. 2347-2349 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.33.002347


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Abstract

We report the development of an all-fiber multimodal system, based on a double-cladding fiber (DCF) and related devices, suitable for simultaneous measurements of optical coherence tomography (OCT) and fluorescence spectroscopy (FS). The DCF together with a DCF coupler and a single-body DCF lens has assisted in the realization of a multimodal but single-unit probe for the combined system. The DCF lens allowed simultaneous focusing of input beams for OCT and FS and also the effective collection of both signal beams from a sample. The DCF coupler could extract the OCT signal via the core channel and the FS signal through the cladding channel. The OCT image and the fluorescence spectra of a plant tissue were then simultaneously measured to validate the performance of the proposed multimodal system.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(110.4190) Imaging systems : Multiple imaging
(110.4500) Imaging systems : Optical coherence tomography
(170.6280) Medical optics and biotechnology : Spectroscopy, fluorescence and luminescence

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

History
Original Manuscript: July 9, 2008
Revised Manuscript: August 14, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: September 3, 2008
Published: October 13, 2008

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Vol. 3, Iss. 12 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Seon Young Ryu, Hae Young Choi, Jihoon Na, Eun Seo Choi, and Byeong Ha Lee, "Combined system of optical coherence tomography and fluorescence spectroscopy based on double-cladding fiber," Opt. Lett. 33, 2347-2349 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-33-20-2347

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