Design and implementation of full field-optical coherence tomography on an Olympus IX73 microscope
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) has established itself as an important imaging technology for biomedical and industrial applications. In this thesis, we describe the design and implementation of a novel Full-Field OCT optical module that is specifically designed to fit inside an Olympus IX73 inverted microscope. We describe the design, components, and implementation of this novel optical module in detail. The resulting FF-OCT setup (microscope and OCT optical module) can be used as either a Time-Domain system or a Fourier-Domain (swept-source) system, without the need for considerable changes to the OCT optical module. However, we used our FF-OCT setup to implement a Time-Domain FF-OCT system. We describe our FF-OCT system’s data acquisition process and Graphical User Interface (GUI) in detail, and we present imaging results obtained for samples comprised of stacks of glass coverslips.
Full Field, Optical Coherence Tomography