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OCT imaging with high lateral resolution using a dynamically focusing multi-lens system
Author(s): Khaled Aljasem; Andreas Seifert; Hans Zappe
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Paper Abstract

This article studies the combination of the time-domain OCT modality with a dynamically-focusing micro- lens-system. Combining the tunable lens with a fix-focal lens in the sample arm of the OCT setup shows a considerable improvement on the OCT image quality, mainly, the lateral resolution and the signal-to-noise ratio. We present an experimental method and the related first measurements of the lateral resolution of the OCT system using the tunable lens system. Based on this method, the OCT system employing the tunable multi-lens system provides an invariant lateral resolution of 8 μm along ~5mm scan depth. A miniaturized version of the tunable two-lens system utilizes an endoscopic OCT wit a dynamically-focusing functionality. The high lateral resolution endoscopic imaging based on the miniaturized tunable micro-system promises a significant utility in advanced biomedical imaging.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 July 2009
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7372, Optical Coherence Tomography and Coherence Techniques IV, 73721S (13 July 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.831829
Show Author Affiliations
Khaled Aljasem, Univ. of Freiburg (Germany)
Andreas Seifert, Univ. of Freiburg (Germany)
Hans Zappe, Univ. of Freiburg (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7372:
Optical Coherence Tomography and Coherence Techniques IV
Peter E. Andersen; Brett E. Bouma, Editor(s)

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