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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2012
  • pp: 881–883

Use of a lensed fiber for a large-field-of-view, high-resolution, fiber-scanning microendoscope

David R. Rivera, Christopher M. Brown, Dimitre G. Ouzounov, Watt W. Webb, and Chris Xu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 5, pp. 881-883 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.000881


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Abstract

We report the application of a lensed fiber to a miniaturized fiber raster scanner in order to reduce the fiber’s output beam size, thereby allowing for a compact and flexible endoscope capable of a large field of view (FOV) and high spatial resolution. For a proof of principle, the fabricated lensed fiber scanner is paired with a miniaturized gradient-index assembly to achieve a one-photon lateral resolution of 1.1 μm with a FOV that has a diameter of 440 μm.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(110.2350) Imaging systems : Fiber optics imaging
(170.2150) Medical optics and biotechnology : Endoscopic imaging

ToC Category:
Medical Optics and Biotechnology

History
Original Manuscript: December 5, 2011
Revised Manuscript: January 11, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 18, 2012
Published: February 24, 2012

Virtual Issues
Vol. 7, Iss. 5 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
David R. Rivera, Christopher M. Brown, Dimitre G. Ouzounov, Watt W. Webb, and Chris Xu, "Use of a lensed fiber for a large-field-of-view, high-resolution, fiber-scanning microendoscope," Opt. Lett. 37, 881-883 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-5-881


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