Research Papers: Imaging

Ultrahigh resolution all-reflective optical coherence tomography system with a compact fiber-based supercontinuum source

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Khanh Quoc Kieu, Nasser Peyghambarian

University of Arizona, College of Optical Sciences, Optical Sciences Meinel Building, 1630 E. University Boulevard, Tucson, Arizona 85721

Justin Klein, Jennifer Kehlet Barton

University of Arizona, Department of Biomedical Engineering, 1657 East Helen Street, P.O. Box 210240, Tucson, Arizona 85721–0240

Anna Evans

Boston University, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 8 Saint Mary's Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02215

J. Biomed. Opt. 16(10), 106004 (October 03, 2011). doi:10.1117/1.3633340
History: Received April 11, 2011; Revised August 11, 2011; Accepted August 16, 2011; Published October 03, 2011; Online October 03, 2011
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We report the construction and characterization of an all-reflective optical coherence tomography (OCT) system using a newly developed compact fiber-based broadband supercontinuum source. The use of only reflective optical components has enabled us to avoid chromatic dispersion effects and to obtain ultrahigh resolution OCT images of biological samples. We achieved an axial resolution of 2 μm in air with 87 dB dynamic range at a center wavelength around 1300 nm.

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Khanh Quoc Kieu ; Justin Klein ; Anna Evans ; Jennifer Kehlet Barton and Nasser Peyghambarian
"Ultrahigh resolution all-reflective optical coherence tomography system with a compact fiber-based supercontinuum source", J. Biomed. Opt. 16(10), 106004 (October 03, 2011). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.3633340


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