20 February 2014 Cost-effective optical coherence tomography spectrometer based on a tilted fiber Bragg grating
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A compact, fiber-based spectrometer for biomedical application utilizing a tilted fiber Bragg grating (TFBG) as integrated dispersive element is demonstrated. Based on a 45° UV-written PS750 TFBG a refractive spectrometer with 2.06 radiant/μm dispersion and a numerical aperture of 0.1 was set up and tested as integrated detector for an optical coherence tomography (OCT) system. Featuring a 23 mm long active region at the fiber the spectrum is projected via a cylindrical lens for vertical beam collimation and focused by an achromatic doublet onto the detector array. Covering 740 nm to 860 nm the spectrometer was optically connected to a broadband white light interferometer and a wide field scan head and electronically to an acquisition and control computer. Tomograms of ophthalmic and dermal samples obtained by the frequency domain OCT-system were obtained achieving 2.84 μm axial and 7.6 μm lateral resolution.
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Stefan Remund, Anke Bossen, Xianfeng Chen, Ling Wang, Adedotun Adebayo, Lin Zhang, Boris Považay, Christoph Meier, "Cost-effective optical coherence tomography spectrometer based on a tilted fiber Bragg grating", Proc. SPIE 8938, Optical Fibers and Sensors for Medical Diagnostics and Treatment Applications XIV, 89381E (20 February 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2039409; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2039409
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