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Thorlabs Extends VEGA Swept Source OCT Offering

Thorlabs announced today that it has added to its well‐established VEGA™ OCT line by releasing complete imaging systems, VEG210C1 and VEG220C1. Based on Thorlabs’ MEMS‐VCSEL swept‐wavelength laser source technology, these new systems are available in both 100 kHz (VEG210) and 200 kHz (VEG220) variants. Both offer the same low roll‐off and high sensitivity performance found in previous members of the VEGA OCT family.

The MEMS‐VCSEL swept source and the imaging module are both packaged into a single housing including the scanning electronics and an interferometer with a balanced detector. Several key hardware controls can be adjusted using the included ThorImage®OCT software, such as polarization controllers, sensor gain, as well as reference arm length and intensity.

The VEGA series swept source OCT imaging systems have proven to be an excellent tool for a multitude of imaging applications. With this system series update, we aimed to increase the performance and ease of use for customers.

The OCT applications team is available to assist with sample test runs and would be pleased to discuss how our OCT systems can be adapted to meet your needs.

Michael Leitner, OCT Product and Sales Manager, Thorlabs.

Like all other Thorlabs OCT systems, the user can choose to purchase a complete, preconfigured system, which includes a scanner with dedicated imaging objective, scanner stand, and sample manipulation stage, or to opt for a user‐configurable solution where the customer chooses from a large selection of modular components.

All Thorlabs OCT systems are shipped with a high‐performance computer preinstalled with the new ThorImage®OCT 5.1 image acquisition software as well as a user‐programmable Thorlabs OCT software development kit (SDK). To allow for custom data analysis, the user also has access to the raw data. For more information on Thorlabs' new Swept Source OCT Imaging Systems, please visit



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