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.
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.
The OBEL built 850 nm common-path Fourier-domain OCT system is regularly used for optical elastography, particularly in breast, muscle and airway.
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.
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.
The fabrication lab contained various equipment for in-house fabrication and prototyping of optical and optomechanical components.
Section 1. Biological lab
The biological lab is dedicated to the fabrication of tissue-simulating phantoms and to the handling and storage of biological test samples.