Spectral domain optical coherence tomography imaging with an integrated optics spectrometer

V. Duc Nguyen, B.I. Akça, Kerstin Worhoff, R.M. de Ridder, Markus Pollnau, Ton van Leeuwen, Jeroen Kalkman

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We designed and fabricated an arrayed-waveguide grating (AWG) in silicon oxynitride as a spectrometer for spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT). The AWG has a footprint of only 3.0 cm×2.5 cm, operates at a center wavelength of 1300 nm, and has 78 nm free spectral range. OCT measurements are performed that demonstrate imaging up to a maximum depth of 1 mm with an axial resolution of 19 μm, both in agreement with the AWG design parameters. Using the AWG spectrometer combined with a fiber-based SD-OCT system, we demonstrate cross-sectional OCT imaging of a multilayered scattering phantom.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)1293-1295
Number of pages3
JournalOptics letters
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2011


  • IOMS-APD: Active Photonic Devices
  • IR-76546
  • METIS-279147
  • EWI-19920

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