We present here an all-fiber Few-Mode OCT system making use of a modally specific photonic lantern to simultaneously de-multiplex light exciting the first two propagation modes of a few-mode fiber. Each mode collects a distinct projection of the scattering phase function from light backscattered by the sample. This implementation is mechanically more robust, has an optimal interferometric contrast and is compatible with commercially available OCT systems. We present a proof-of-concept through the imaging of micro-beads generating varying contrast depending on their relative size. Such a system offers an additional means of intrinsic contrast for OCT.
<p>We present a system combining optical coherence tomography (OCT) and multispectral imaging (MSI) for coregistered structural imaging and surface color imaging. We first describe and numerically validate an optimization model to guide the selection of the MSI wavelengths and their relative intensities. We then demonstrate the integration of this model into an all-fiber bench-top system. We implement frequency-domain multiplexing for the MSI to enable concurrent acquisition of both OCT and MSI at OCT acquisition rates. Such a system could be implemented in endoscopic practices to provide multimodal, high-resolution imaging of deep organ structures that are currently inaccessible to standard video endoscopes.</p>
Previous works have demonstrated feasibility of combining optical coherence tomography (OCT) and hyper-spectral imaging (HSI) through a single double-clad fiber (DCF). In this proceeding we present the continued development of a system combining both modalities and capable of rapid imaging. We discuss the development of a rapidly scanning, dual-band, polygonal swept-source system which combines NIR (1260-1340 nm) and visible (450-800 nm) wavelengths. The NIR band is used for OCT imaging while visible light allows HSI. Scanning rates up to 24 kHz are reported. Furthermore, we present and discuss the fiber system used for light transport, delivery and collection, and the custom signal acquisition software. Key points include the use of a double-clad fiber coupler as well as important alignments and back-reflection management. Simultaneous and co-registered imaging with both modalities is presented in a bench-top system