OCT interferometer module
OCT Interferometer Module
OCT is a technology that visualizes the tomographic structure of an object using the coherence of light.
It is widely used in the medical field because it can irradiate near-infrared rays and can perform non-invasive and non-contact image.
Especially in the field of ophthalmology, it is an indispensable diagnostic device.
The scope of application of OCT is not only for medical applications such as ophthalmology, cardiology, dermatology, and gastroenterology, but also actively researching, developing and commercializing biotechnology in regenerative medicine and industrial fields such as laser welding monitoring.
Please contact us if you are interested in developing and massproducing of OCT equipments,
OCT construction requires a wide range of technologies such as optical design, electrical design, mechanical design, fiber interferometer design and manufacturing, and software design (data processing, image drawing and display).
We will help you develop and commercialize OCT equipment with the technology and knowledge we have cultivated in the OCT field for many years with our partner company with a track record in the OCT field.
Please contact us if you are currently mass-producing OCT equipment and have problems in mass production, want to reduce costs, or are struggling to reduce costs,
We will provide optimal solutions based on the know-how we have cultivated so far.
1. Assembly technology using experiences
We have a wide lineup of optical fiber components that can be used in the 840, 1050, 1310, 1550 and 1700nm bands used in OCT.
By combining these, we will provide the optimum fiber interferometer module for your OCT system.
We can also propose an OCT unit that includes SLD light sources and detectors such as spectrometers.
2. The Highest quality optical path length matching
Light sources used in OCT generally have a short coherence length. In order to obtain an interference signal, it is necessary to make the optical path length difference between the sample optical path and the reference optical path as close as possible. On the other hand, when constructing an interferometer by combining fiber components, It is very difficult to precisely control the fiber length difference (optical path length difference) between the sample optical path and the reference optical path.
Therefore, an optical path length variable mechanism (delay line) having a relatively large variable amount for adjusting the optical path length is usually required.
This results in larger systems, higher costs, and unstable performance.
We use our experiences and technology gained from designing and manufacturing many different types of fiber interferometers. Our products are highly praised from our customers by minimizing the problems.
With our modules, interference signals can be easily obtained only by fine-tuning the delay line with a small variable distance built into the sample optical system or reference optical system. If you are building a complicated fiber interferometer with the most advanced OCT research and are having a hard time adjusting the optical path length, or if you are having difficulty adjusting the optical path length in the production process of mass-produced products, please contact us once by all means.
3. Importance of stable “State of Polarization”(SOP)
Considering the stability of OCT sensitivity, it is important to stabilize the SOP due to changes in environmental temperature.
Optical fiber couplers made by other companies had the problem that the sensitivity of OCT fluctuated because the SOP greatly changed with temperature.
Therefore, in order to solve this problem, we have developed a unique and highly reliable optical fiber coupler for OCT applications that minimizes the fluctuation of the SOP due to temperature changes.
The graph below shows how the polarization state changes over time when the temperature is changed between 5 and 75°C. Compared to other companies' optical fibers, the fluctuation of the SOP with respect to temperature is greatly suppressed, indicating that it is extremely stable. At present, this optical fiber coupler is used by many companies and universities that conduct R&D and manufacturing of OCT, and the results have been reported (Reference 1). *Reference1： Shinnosuke Azuma,Yoshiaki Yasuno et al. Clinical multi-functional OCT for retinal imaging Biomedical Optics Express(2019)
High-performance custom case
1. SD (Spectral Domain) -OCT System configuration example
- Mach-Zehnder interferometer
- Michelson Interferometer
2．SS(Swept Source)-OCT System
- Mach-Zehnder interferometer
- Mach-Zehnder interferometer (using Circulator)
3. Custom Module For SS-OCT System
Please contact us, if you meet the followings, and you are not satisfied with the current high performance SS-OCT.
- If you are using an SS light source without a built-in k-Clock
- Those who are dissatisfied with the performance of k-Clock with built-in SS light source
- Those who are not satisfied with the stability of the electrical trigger output from the light source (for details on use cases, see Reference2)
If you use an electrical trigger output from the light source to set the timing to acquire the OCT signals, you cannot synchronize it with the sweep wavelength of the light source and create a deviation in capturing the OCT signals. By using Fiber Bragg Grating (FGB), an optical device that reflects only the selected wavelength, we can generate a trigger that is completely synchronized with the sweep wavelength of the light source.
- Configuration example of custom module for SS-OCT
Advanced melt drawing technology supports infrared wavelength range optimal for OCT Optical fiber coupler, FBG, optical fiber collimator, VOA, circulator are available.
|840nm||±40nm||Coupler for OCT||SPEC SHEET916KB|
|1050nm||±50nm||Coupler for OCT||SPEC SHEET910KB|
|1310nm||±60nm||Coupler for OCT||SPEC SHEET927KB|
|1550nm||±60nm||Coupler for OCT||SPEC SHEET779KB|
|1700nm||±60nm||Coupler for OCT||SPEC SHEET924KB|
|1050/550nm||-||WDM Coupler for OCT||SPEC SHEET622KB|
|1300/660nm||-||WDM Coupler for OCT||SPEC SHEET625KB|
|790～ 910nm||-||FBG for OCT||SPEC SHEET526KB|
|980～1120nm||-||FBG for OCT||SPEC SHEET526KB|
|1260～1750nm||-||FBG for OCT||SPEC SHEET517KB|
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