Our labs

Section 1. Optics lab

The optics laboratory houses four optical tables in three adjoined rooms dedicated to the development and use of state-of-the-art Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) based systems.

Thorlabs Telesto OCT system

Thorlabs Telesto OCT system

The commercial 1300 nm swept-source OCT system – Telesto (Thorlabs Inc, USA) – is commonly used for anatomical OCT and microvasculature imaging. The system is currently being adapted for optical elastography.

Portable OCT/OCE system

Portable OCT/OCE system

The OBEL built 850 nm common-path Fourier-domain OCT system is regularly used for optical elastography, particularly in breast, muscle and airway.

Suitcase OCT system

Suitcase OCT system

The swept source OCT system has been fitted into a self-contained, transportable suitcase. It is regularly used for microscope-in-a-needle, and combined fluorescence and OCT imaging.

Free-scape Optical Coherence Microscopy system

Free-scape Optical Coherence Microscopy system

The 750 nm Fourier-domain Optical Coherence Microscopy (OCM) system with extended depth of focus is currently under development. The system provides isotropic resolution down to 1.5 um, and is being developed for cellular scale optical elastography.

Section 2. Fabrication lab

The fabrication lab contained various equipment for in-house fabrication and prototyping of optical and optomechanical components.

Vytran fiber optic splicer

Vytran fiber optic splicer

MakerBot Replicator 2X 3D printer

MakerBot Replicator 2X 3D printer


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Section 3. Biological lab

Biological lab

Biological lab

The biological lab is dedicated to the fabrication of tissue-simulating phantoms and to the handling and storage of biological test samples.