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  • Vol. 8, Iss. 9 — Oct. 2, 2013

Dispersion mapping at the micrometer scale using tri-band optical frequency domain imaging

Norman Lippok, Stuart G. Murdoch, Kun-Lin Wu, and Frédérique Vanholsbeeck  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 16, pp. 3028-3031 (2013)

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Techniques to differentiate between materials are a powerful addition to the structural information traditionally available from optical coherence tomography images. We present label-free detection of water and lipid at a micrometer scale by evaluating their unique dispersion properties. Using a tri-band swept source configuration, we measure both β2 and β3 and show how to identify the two materials at sample thicknesses of 40 and 90 μm, respectively.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable
(170.4500) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical coherence tomography
(260.2030) Physical optics : Dispersion

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: May 20, 2013
Revised Manuscript: July 9, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: July 15, 2013
Published: August 7, 2013

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

Norman Lippok, Stuart G. Murdoch, Kun-Lin Wu, and Frédérique Vanholsbeeck, "Dispersion mapping at the micrometer scale using tri-band optical frequency domain imaging," Opt. Lett. 38, 3028-3031 (2013)

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