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Journal of Biomedical Optics • Open Access

Megahertz streak-mode Fourier domain optical coherence tomography
Author(s): Rui Wang; Julie X. Yun; Bruce Z. Gao; Xiaocong Yuan; Richard L. Goodwin; Roger R. Markwald

Paper Abstract

Here we present an ultrahigh-speed Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography (OCT) that records the OCT spectrum in streak mode with a high-speed area scan camera, which allows higher OCT imaging speed than can be achieved with a line-scan camera. Unlike parallel OCT techniques that also use area scan cameras, the conventional single-mode fiber-based point-scanning mechanism is retained to provide a confocal gate that rejects multiply scattered photons from the sample. When using a 1000 Hz resonant scanner as the streak scanner, 1,016,000 A-scans have been obtained in 1 s. This method's effectiveness has been demonstrated by recording in vivo OCT-image sequences of embryonic chick hearts at 1000 frames/s. In addition, 2-megahertz OCT data have been obtained with another high speed camera.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 2011
PDF: 9 pages
J. Biomed. Opt. 16(6) 066016 doi: 10.1117/1.3593149
Published in: Journal of Biomedical Optics Volume 16, Issue 6
Show Author Affiliations
Rui Wang, Clemson Univ. (United States)
Julie X. Yun, Clemson Univ. (United States)
Bruce Z. Gao, Clemson Univ. (United States)
Xiaocong Yuan, Nankai Univ. (China)
Richard L. Goodwin, Univ. of South Carolina (United States)
Roger R. Markwald, Medical Univ. of South Carolina (United States)

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