Evaluation of a cheap ultrasonic stage for light source coherence function measurement, optical coherence tomography, optical coherence microscopy and dynamic focusing

Nikola Krstajić, Stephen J. Matcher, David Childs, Wiendelt Steenbergen, Richard Hogg, Rod Smallwood

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Abstract

We evaluate the performance of a cheap ultrasonic stage in setups related to optical coherence tomography. The stage was used in several configurations: 1) optical delay line in optical coherence tomography (OCT) setup; 2) as a delay line measuring coherence function of a low coherence source (e.g. superluminescent diode); 3) as a path length modulator in optical coherence microscopy (OCM) setup and finally 4) in a dynamic focusing arrangement. We evaluate each configuration and point to possible improvements either in setups or ultrasonic stage architecture. The results are as follows: the stage is suitable for coherence function measurement of the light source and, with some limitations, dynamic focusing. We found it unsuitable for OCT due to unstable velocity profile, while smaller step movement is required for OCM imaging.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOptical Coherence Tomography and Coherence Techniques IV
Volume7372
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2009
EventOptical Coherence Tomography and Coherence Techniques IV - Munich, Germany
Duration: 14 Jun 200917 Jun 2009

Conference

ConferenceOptical Coherence Tomography and Coherence Techniques IV
CountryGermany
CityMunich
Period14/06/0917/06/09

Keywords

  • Coherence function measurement
  • Dynamic focusing
  • Optical coherence microscopy
  • Optical coherence tomography

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    Krstajić, N., Matcher, S. J., Childs, D., Steenbergen, W., Hogg, R., & Smallwood, R. (2009). Evaluation of a cheap ultrasonic stage for light source coherence function measurement, optical coherence tomography, optical coherence microscopy and dynamic focusing. In Optical Coherence Tomography and Coherence Techniques IV (Vol. 7372). [73721I] https://doi.org/10.1117/12.831787