A tilted fiber Bragg grating (TFBG) was integrated as the dispersive element in a high performance biomedical imaging system. The spectrum emitted by the 23 mm long active region of the fiber is projected through custom designed optics consisting of a cylindrical lens for vertical beam collimation and successively by an achromatic doublet onto a linear detector array. High resolution tomograms of biomedical samples were successfully acquired by the frequency domain OCT-system. Tomograms of ophthalmic and dermal samples obtained by the frequency domain OCT-system were obtained achieving 2.84 μm axial and 10.2 μm lateral resolution. The miniaturization reduces costs and has the potential to further extend the field of application for OCT-systems in biology, medicine and technology.
|Title of host publication||Biophotonics|
|Subtitle of host publication||photonic solutions for better health care IV|
|Editors||Jürgen Popp, Valery V. Tuchin, Dennis L. Matthews, Francesco S. Pavone, Paul Garside|
|Place of Publication||Bellingham, WA (US)|
|Publication status||Published - 8 May 2014|
|Event||Biophotonics: photonic solutions for better health care IV - Brussels, Belgium|
Duration: 14 Apr 2014 → 17 Apr 2014
|Conference||Biophotonics: photonic solutions for better health care IV|
|Period||14/04/14 → 17/04/14|
Bibliographical noteStefan Remund ; Anke Bossen ; Xianfeng Chen ; Ling Wang ; Lin Zhang ; Boris Považay and Christoph Meier, "Fiber optically integrated cost-effective spectrometer for optical coherence tomography", Proc. SPIE 9129, Biophotonics: Photonic Solutions for Better Health Care IV, 91293G (May 8, 2014).
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- cost-effective spectrometer
- miniaturized spectrometer
- OCT spectrometer
- optical coherence tomography
- spectrometer approach
- TFBG spectrometer
- tilted fiber Bragg grating