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Opt Lett. 2005 Jul 15;30(14):1803-5.

Fiber-optic-bundle-based optical coherence tomography.

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Beckman Laser Institute, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Pulmonary and Critical Care Division, UC Irvine Medical Center, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, California 92612, USA.


A fiber-optic-bundle-based optical coherence tomography (OCT) probe method is presented. The experimental results demonstrate this multimode optical fiber-bundle-based OCT system can achieve a lateral resolution of 12 microm and an axial resolution of 10 microm with a superluminescent diode source. This novel OCT imaging approach eliminates any moving parts in the probe and has a primary advantage for use in extremely compact and safe OCT endoscopes for imaging internal organs and great potential to be combined with confocal endoscopic microscopy.

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