High speed scanning optical coherence tomography

Guiju Song, Steven L. Jacques

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In biomedical imaging high speed axial scanning is very important for obtaining the cross-sectional images of tissue microstructures. For this purpose our optical coherence tomography (OCT) system incorporated a scanning optical delay line (RSOD) that uses Fourier-transform pulse shaping technique. In this technique axial scanning in the time domain is implemented by a linear phase ramp in the frequency domain. By combining the axial scanning (Z-axis) in the reference arm and lateral scanning (X-axis) in the sample arm using a lateral scanning galvanometer, the system could image samples with a size of 400×800 pixels (Z-X image) at the speed of 6 frames per second. Some imaging results are presented in this paper.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)259-265
Number of pages7
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes
Eventoptics in Health Care and Biomedical Optics: Diagnostics and Treatment - Shanghai, China
Duration: Oct 15 2002Oct 18 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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