Snapshot 3D optical coherence tomography system using image mapping spectrometry
Nguyen, Thuc-Uyen; Pierce, Mark C.; Higgins, Laura; Tkaczyk, Tomasz S.
A snapshot 3-Dimensional Optical Coherence Tomography system was developed using Image Mapping Spectrometry. This system can give depth information (Z) at different spatial positions (XY) within one camera integration time to potentially reduce motion artifact and enhance throughput. The current (x,y,λ) datacube of (85×356×117) provides a 3D visualization of sample with 400 μm depth and 13.4 μm in transverse resolution. Axial resolution of 16.0 μm can also be achieved in this proof-of-concept system. We present an analysis of the theoretical constraints which will guide development of future systems with increased imaging depth and improved axial and lateral resolutions.