Micromachined “side-viewing” optical sensor probe for detection of esophageal cancers
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In this paper, we report the design, fabrication and testing of a new miniaturized optical sensor probe with "side viewing" capability for oblique incidence diffuse reflectance spectrometry. The sensor probe consists of a lithographically patterned polymer waveguides chip and two micromachined positioning substrates and source/collection fibers to achieve 45° light incidence and collection of spatially resolved diffuse reflectance. Diffuse reflectance of human esophageal surface has been successfully measured for differentiation of cancerous tissues from normal ones.
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Garcia-Uribe, A., Balareddy, K. C., Zou, J., Wojcik, A. K., Wang, K. K., & Wang, L. V.