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Endoscopic tomography of intracorporeal cellular micro-structures


Project description

This project concerns the development of MEMS-based endoscopic micro-probes for the diagnosis of submucosal tissue in body channels. 1D or 2D scan optics make linear, azimuthal, and combined cylindrical scanning possible. In addition, tunable micro-lenses for focus adjustment are integrated onto the optofluidic silicon micro-bench. The technology, which is almost exclusively based on silicon micro-machining, and the modularity of the system demonstrate the power of the optical micro-bench. The micro-probes are compatible with various optical imaging methods, of which optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a primary focus.

Start/End of project

01.01.2009 until 31.12.2014

Project manager

Prof. Dr. Hans Zappe

Contact person

Niklas Weber


Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft


Endoskopie, endoscopy, Mikrosonden, micro-probes, Optische Kohärenztomografie, optical coherence tomography, durchstimmbare Mikrolinse, tunable micro-lens, Mikroscanspiegel, scanning micro-mirrors, optische Siliziumbank, silicon bench
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