Instruments and Experimental Techniques

, Volume 60, Issue 6, pp 868–874 | Cite as

A data-acquisition and control system for spectral-domain optical coherence tomography with a speed of 91 912 A-scans/s based on a USB 3.0 interface

  • D. A. TerpelovEmail author
  • S. Yu. Ksenofontov
  • G. V. Gelikonov
  • V. M. Gelikonov
  • P. A. Shilyagin
Physical Instruments in Ecology, Medicine, and Biology


We describe a system of optical spectrum registration at the output of an interferometer with controlled phase shifts for an experimental device intended for visualizing the internal structure of an optically turbid specimen, using the method of spectral domain optical coherence tomography. A device for spectral domain optical coherence tomography based on a common-path optical scheme with a USB 3.0 interface for inputting data into a computer has been developed. An imaging speed of 91 912 A-scans/s has been attained. At the achieved speed, a series of live experiments were carried out to visualize the internal structure of skin tissues from a finger and front segments of an eye.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. A. Terpelov
    • 1
    Email author
  • S. Yu. Ksenofontov
    • 1
  • G. V. Gelikonov
    • 1
  • V. M. Gelikonov
    • 1
  • P. A. Shilyagin
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Applied PhysicsRussian Academy of SciencesNizhny NovgorodRussia

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