1. Handheld multi‐modal imaging for point‐of‐care skin diagnosis based on akinetic integrated optics optical coherence tomography

    Handheld multi‐modal imaging for point‐of‐care skin diagnosis based on akinetic integrated optics optical coherence tomography

    A handheld skin imaging system with joint optical coherence tomography (OCT) at 1300 nm and digital epiluminescence microscopy (EM) is presented. The two modalities are physically co‐registered in a common‐path configuration. The instrument is enabled by a dedicated planar lightwave circuit with a footprint of only 1.1 x 19.5 mm 2 that provides akinetic axial OCT scanning at speeds up to 24 kHz. Lateral scanning is implemented through a low‐voltage MEMS mirror packaged with the axial scanner in a hermetic butterfly module. The OCT system, with a volume of only 80 x 27 x 14 ...

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