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  • Vol. 7, Iss. 11 — Oct. 31, 2012

Subnanometer optical coherence tomographic vibrography

Ernest W. Chang, James B. Kobler, and Seok H. Yun  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 17, pp. 3678-3680 (2012)

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The ability to quantify and visualize submicrometer-scale oscillatory motions of objects in three dimensions has a wide range of application in acoustics, materials sciences, and medical imaging. Here we demonstrate that volumetric snapshots of rapid periodic motion can be captured using optical coherence tomography (OCT) with subnanometer-scale motion sensitivity and microsecond-scale temporal resolution. This technique, termed OCT vibrography, was applied to generate time-resolved volumetric vibrographs of a miniature drum driven acoustically at several kilohertz.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(120.7280) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Vibration analysis
(170.4500) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical coherence tomography

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

Original Manuscript: April 20, 2012
Revised Manuscript: July 18, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: July 19, 2012
Published: August 29, 2012

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Vol. 7, Iss. 11 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Ernest W. Chang, James B. Kobler, and Seok H. Yun, "Subnanometer optical coherence tomographic vibrography," Opt. Lett. 37, 3678-3680 (2012)

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