In this study, we demonstrated a full-range space-division multiplexing optical coherence tomography (FR-SDM-OCT) system. Utilizing the galvanometer-based phase modulation full-range technique, the total imaging range of FR-SDM-OCT can be extended to >20mm in tissue, with a digitizer sampling rate of 500 MS/s and a laser sweeping rate of 100 kHz. Complex conjugate terms were suppressed in FR-SDM-OCT images with a measured rejection ratio of up to ∼46 dB at ∼1.4mm depth and ∼30 dB at ∼19.4mm depth. The feasibility of FR-SDM-OCT was validated by imaging Scotch tapes and human fingernails. Furthermore, we demonstrated the feasibility of FR-SDM-OCT angiography (FR-SDM-OCTA) to perform simultaneous acquisition of human fingernail angiograms from four positions, with a total field-of-view of ∼1.7mm × ∼7.5 mm. Employing the full-range technique in SDM-OCT can effectively alleviate hardware requirements to achieve the long depth measurement range, which is required by SDM-OCT to separate multiple images at different sample locations. FR-SDM-OCTA creates new opportunities to apply SDM-OCT to obtain wide-field angiography of in vivo tissue samples free of labeling.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4817-4834
Number of pages18
JournalBiomedical Optics Express
Issue number8
StatePublished - 2020


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