Real-time multi-functional optical coherence tomography

B. Hyle Park, Mark C. Pierce, Barry Cense, Johannes F. De Boer

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We demonstrate real-time acquisition, processing, and display of tissue structure, birefringence, and blood flow in a multi-functional optical coherence tomography (MF-OCT) system. This is accomplished by efficient data processing of the phase-resolved inteference patterns without dedicated hardware or extensive modification to the high-speed fiber-based OCT system. The system acquires images of 2048 depth scans per second, covering an area of 5 mm in width × 1.2 mm in depth with real-time display updating images in a rolling manner 32 times each second. We present a video of the system display as images from the proximal nail fold of a human volunteer are taken.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)782-793
Number of pages12
JournalOptics Express
Issue number7
StatePublished - Apr 2003
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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