Fiber-optic-bundle-based optical coherence tomography.
- Author(s): Xie, Tuqiang;
- Mukai, David;
- Guo, Shuguang;
- Brenner, Matthew;
- Chen, Zhongping
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.1364/ol.30.001803
A fiber-optic-bundle-based optical coherence tomography (OCT) probe method is presented. The experimental results demonstrate this multimode optical fiber-bundle-based OCT system can achieve a lateral resolution of 12 microm and an axial resolution of 10 microm with a superluminescent diode source. This novel OCT imaging approach eliminates any moving parts in the probe and has a primary advantage for use in extremely compact and safe OCT endoscopes for imaging internal organs and great potential to be combined with confocal endoscopic microscopy.