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22 November 2000 High-speed no-moving-parts optical coherence tomography system
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Dynamic tissue analysis using real-time measurements can lead to advanced diagnostics, particularly where processes evolve with time. We introduce a no moving parts optical coherence tomography (OCT) system that rapidly acquires sample data at a microseconds/data point sampling rate. The basic principle relies on using acousto-optic or Bragg cell devices. The proposed OCT system has attractive features of an acousto- optic scanning heterodyne interferometer and an acousto-optic variable optical delay line (ODL) operating in reflective mode. Experiments described demonstrate our high speed acousto-optically tuned optical scanning probe concept where optical delay lines can be selected a sub-microsecond speeds.
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Nabeel A. Riza and Zahid Yaqoob "High-speed no-moving-parts optical coherence tomography system", Proc. SPIE 4160, Photon Migration, Diffuse Spectroscopy, and Optical Coherence Tomography: Imaging and Functional Assessment, (22 November 2000);

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