1. Toward Spectral-domain Optical Coherence Tomography on a Chip

    Toward Spectral-domain Optical Coherence Tomography on a Chip
    We present experimental results of a spectraldomain optical coherence tomography system based on an integrated optical spectrometer. A 195-channel arrayedwaveguide- grating (AWG) spectrometer with 0.4-nm channel spacing centered at 1300 nm and a 125-channel AWG with 0.16-nm channel spacing centered at 800 nm have been fabricated in silicon oxynitride waveguide technology. Interferometric distance measurements have been performed by launching light from a broadband source into a free-space Michelson interferometer, with its output coupled into the AWG. A maximum imaging depth of 1 mm and axial resolution of 25 ìm and 20 ìm in air are demonstrated for the ...
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