Integrated multimodal endomicroscopy platform for simultaneous en face optical coherence and two-photon fluorescence imaging

Jiefeng Xi, Yongping Chen, Yuying Zhang, Kartikeya Murari, Ming Jun Li, Xingde Li

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Abstract

We report an all-fiber-optic scanning, multimodal endomicroscope capable of simultaneous optical coherence tomography (OCT) and two-photon fluorescence (TPF) imaging. Both imaging modalities share the same miniature fiber-optic scanning endomicroscope, which consists of a double-clad fiber with a core operating in single mode at both the OCT (1310 nm) and two-photon excitation (1550 nm) wavelengths, a piezoelectric two-dimensional fiberoptic beam scanner, and a miniature aspherical compound lens suitable for simultaneous acquisition of en face OCT and TPF images. A fiber-optic wavelength division multiplexer was employed in the integrated platform to combine the low coherence OCT light source and the femtosecond two-photon excitation laser into the same optical path. Preliminary imaging results of cell cultures and mouse tissue ex vivo demonstrate the feasibility of simultaneous real-time OCT and TPF imaging in a scanning endomicroscopy setting for the first time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)362-364
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume37
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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