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Compact and Customizable SS-OCT Platform for Rapid Integration and Product Development

Webinar: Compact and Customizable SS-OCT Platform for Rapid Integration and Product Development
October 25, 2022, 7:30 - 8:00 am EDT
Nate Kemp, Excelitas Technologies

Swept Source Optical Coherence Tomography (SS-OCT) system performance is primarily determined by the rapid tuning speed and wide tuning bandwidth of the swept laser source as well as the capabilities of the data acquisition (DAQ) electronics such as sampling rate, data interface bandwidth, and on-board signal processing capabilities. Effectively integrating and optimizing these elements also requires careful attention to analog electronics design of photoreceivers and optical design of interferometer and scanner components, while portability is typically desired for ease of clinical deployment and cost is inevitably a consideration for product commercialization. Add a substantial software undertaking and SS-OCT system engineering from scratch is not for the faint of heart.

We present a pre-engineered SS-OCT imaging platform which consolidates the primary subcomponents (swept laser, photoreceiver, DAQ) along with a variety of secondary components (variable delay & attenuation devices, visible aiming laser, fiber interferometer, etc.) in a compact package optimized for image quality, simplicity, cost and reliability, but flexible enough to accommodate a broad range of application-specific performance requirements (e.g. axial resolution, speed, ranging depth), scanner interfaces, and imaging workflows. We discuss how this platform enables rapid proof-of-concept systems for exploring new SS-OCT applications, enhances time-to-clinic and time-to-market for new biomedical imaging devices, and broadens the practicality and utility of SS-OCT into untapped patient-care environments.

Dr. Nate Kemp, Market Development Manager at Excelitas Technologies

About the Presenter: 
Dr. Nate Kemp is a Market Development Manager at Excelitas Technologies® and supports the Axsun product line, including high-speed tunable lasers, data acquisition, and integrated SS-OCT imaging engines. His 22-year career in the Optical Coherence Tomography field spans academic research, medical device design & clinical validation, product management, and technical sales/support. Nate enjoys helping customers overcome their product development challenges by using his optical systems and software engineering experience with many aspects of OCT technology in a variety of applications, including cardiology and ophthalmology.