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  • Vol. 8, Iss. 9 — Oct. 2, 2013

Optimization of an angled fiber probe for common-path optical coherence tomography

Xuan Liu and Jin U. Kang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 15, pp. 2660-2662 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.002660


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Abstract

We studied the optimization of common-path optical coherence tomography (CP OCT) sensitivity through an angled fiber probe. The magnitude of reference power derived from the tip of the fiber was optimized through careful selection of the polishing angle. We experimentally measured the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) at different polishing angles to validate the effectiveness of this technique. We also obtained OCT images with the reference optimized CP OCT with more than 8 dB improvement in SNR.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2350) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics imaging
(110.4500) Imaging systems : Optical coherence tomography
(170.2150) Medical optics and biotechnology : Endoscopic imaging

ToC Category:
Medical Optics and Biotechnology

History
Original Manuscript: April 3, 2013
Revised Manuscript: June 11, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: June 18, 2013
Published: July 22, 2013

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Vol. 8, Iss. 9 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Xuan Liu and Jin U. Kang, "Optimization of an angled fiber probe for common-path optical coherence tomography," Opt. Lett. 38, 2660-2662 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-15-2660


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