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Thorlabs Releases New Generation of Spectral Domain OCT Systems

Newton, NJ – October 2, 2020 – Thorlabs announced today that it has released next-generation versions of its Spectral Domain OCT offering. With this release, the already well-established Ganymede™ and Telesto™ series of OCT systems was updated to include several new hardware and software features, while maintaining the same specifications as previous members of the Spectral Domain OCT family. Added features include a new compact and rigid scanner head for the Polarization-Sensitive Telesto Systems, as well as fully configurable triggering options and an analog input, which together turn these new OCT devices into ideal tools for multimodal imaging.

Next Generation OCT System
“With this new generation we increased the modularity of the systems to further facilitate customer integration needs as well as use with other imaging modalities,” said Matthias Neef, Senior Project Manager at Thorlabs. “Our OCT 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.”

As in the past, 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 5.4 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 Spectral Domain OCT Imaging Systems, please visit

About Thorlabs: Thorlabs, a vertically integrated photonics products manufacturer, was founded in 1989 to serve the laser and electro-optics research market. As that market has spawned a multitude of technical innovations, Thorlabs has extended its core competencies in an effort to play an ever increasing role serving the Photonics Industry at the research end, as well as the industrial, life science, medical, and defense segments. The organization’s highly integrated and diverse manufacturing assets include semiconductor fabrication of laser diodes, optical amplifiers, lithium niobate modulators, quantum cascade/interband cascade lasers, and VCSEL lasers; fiber towers for drawing both silica and fluoride glass optical fibers; MBE/MOCVD epitaxial wafer growth reactors; extensive glass and metal fabrication facilities; advanced thin film deposition capabilities; and optomechanical and optoelectronic shops.