Abstract

We report on an integrated fiber optic design to implement multifiber angular compounding optical coherence tomography, which enables angular compounding for speckle reduction. A multi-facet fiber array delivers three light beams to the sample with different incident angles. Back-reflective/back-scattered signals from these channels were simultaneously detected by a three-channel spectrometer. The axial and lateral resolution was measured to be 3 and 3.5  μm, respectively, in air with 100  dB sensitivity. We conducted ex vivo experiments on a rat esophagus to demonstrate a contrast to noise improvement of 1.58.

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