1. Thermo-optical delay line for optical coherence tomography

    Thermo-optical delay line for optical coherence tomography
    Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is a powerful medical imaging technology. Its ability to non-invasively probe tissues in depth with high resolution has lead to applications in many fields of medicine, with a large potential for surgical guidance. One of the technological challenges impairing faster adoption of OCT is the relative complexity of the corresponding optical instrumentation, which translates into expensive and bulky setups. In this paper a compact fastscanning optical delay line based on the thermo-optical effect of silicon is studied. Although this effect has been applied to other optical components, the necessary frequency behaviour together with the relatively large ...
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