Multi-exposure laser speckle contrast imaging using a high frame rate CMOS sensor with a field programmable gate array

Sun, Shen and Hayes-Gill, Barrie R. and He, Diwei and Zhu, Yiqun and Morgan, Stephen P. (2015) Multi-exposure laser speckle contrast imaging using a high frame rate CMOS sensor with a field programmable gate array. Optics Letters, 40 (20). pp. 4587-4590. ISSN 0146-9592

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Abstract

A system has been developed in which multi-exposure Laser Speckle Contrast Imaging (LSCI) is implemented using a high frame rate CMOS imaging sensor chip. Processing is performed using a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA). The system allows different exposure times to be simulated by accumulating a number of short exposures. This has the advantage that the image acquisition time is limited by the maximum exposure time and that regulation of the illuminating light level is not required. This high frame rate camera has also been deployed to implement laser Doppler blood flow processing enabling direct comparison of multi-exposure laser speckle contrast imaging and Laser Doppler Imaging (LDI) to be carried out using the same experimental data. Results from a rotating diffuser indicate that both multi-exposure LSCI and LDI provide a linear response to changes in velocity. This cannot be obtained using single-exposure LSCI unless an appropriate model is used for correcting the response.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2015 Optical Society of America. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic reproduction and distribution, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modifications of the content of this paper are prohibited.
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Identification Number: 10.1364/OL.40.004587
Depositing User: Morgan, Steve
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2017 10:16
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2017 10:17
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/45765

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