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Opt Lett. 2008 Jun 15;33(12):1318-20.

Fourier domain optical coherence tomography using optical demultiplexers imaging at 60,000,000 lines/s.

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Center for Natural Science, Kitasato University, Sagamihara, Kanagawa, Japan.

Abstract

We describe high-speed Fourier domain optical coherence tomography (OCT) using optical demultiplexers (ODs) for spectral dispersion. The OD enables separation of a narrow spectral band of 14 GHz (0.11 nm) from a broadband incident light at 256 different frequencies in 25.0 GHz intervals centered at 192.2 THz (1559.8 nm). OCT imaging of 60,000,000 axial scans per second was achieved through parallel signal acquisition using 256 balanced photoreceivers to simultaneously detect all the output signals from the ODs in a Fourier domain OCT system. OCT imaging at a 16 kHz frame rate, 1100 A-lines per frame, 3 mm depth range, and 23 microm resolution was demonstrated using a resonant scanner for lateral scanning.

PMID:
18552944
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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