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UCL multichannel time-resolved system for optical tomography
Author(s): Kevin Wells; Jeremy C. Hebden; Florian E. W. Schmidt; David T. Delpy
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Paper Abstract

A multichannel time resolved imaging system is being developed at University College London (UCL) suitable for optical tomography of the human breast and neonatal brain. The system utilizes the time correlated single photon counting technique, operating in reverse start-stop mode. The detectors are custom made multi-anode microchannel plate photomultipliers (Hamamatsu R411OU-05MOD). Signal processing is implemented using fast NIM logic, and the system is based upon the ORTEC 9308-D picosecond time analyzer in place of a conventional time to amplitude converter. The system is designed to acquire 32 channels of time-resolved data simultaneously, with sub-100 ps temporal resolution, and at count rates of at least 2 multiplied by 104 photons per second per channel. This paper discusses the theoretical considerations which led to the final design, and describes the detector and electronic hardware on which the system is based.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 August 1997
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2979, Optical Tomography and Spectroscopy of Tissue: Theory, Instrumentation, Model, and Human Studies II, (18 August 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.280298
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Kevin Wells, Univ. Bath (United Kingdom)
Jeremy C. Hebden, Univ. College London (United Kingdom)
Florian E. W. Schmidt, Univ. College London (United Kingdom)
David T. Delpy, Univ. College London (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2979:
Optical Tomography and Spectroscopy of Tissue: Theory, Instrumentation, Model, and Human Studies II
Britton Chance; Robert R. Alfano, Editor(s)

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