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Thorlabs Extends OCT Offering to Include 248 kHz A-Scan Rate Systems

Newton, NJ – July 18, 2018 – Thorlabs announced today that it has expanded its well-established Ganymede™ OCT line to include two complete imaging systems offering an industry-leading A-scan rate of 248 kHz. With this new release, the GAN610C1 and GAN620C1 become the fastest commercially available Spectral-Domain OCT systems on the market, providing a new standard for high-speed, high-sensitivity 2D and 3D imaging of moving samples with reduced motion artifacts.

As with Thorlabs’ previously released Ganymede™ and Telesto™ OCT systems, these new OCT systems are available in both general-purpose (GAN610) and high-resolution (GAN620 – 3 µm axial resolution) variants, each of which offers the same low roll-off and high-sensitivity performance as the other members of Thorlabs’ OCT family. For both new systems, the user can switch between different A-scan rate presets ranging from 5 kHz to 248 kHz to achieve an optimum balance between sensitivity and imaging speed.

Like all other Thorlabs OCT systems, the user can choose to purchase a complete, preconfigured system, which includes a standard 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.

“The Ganymede series has proven to be an excellent tool for a multitude of imaging applications,” said Michael Leitner, Product and Sales Manager for Thorlabs’ OCT Imaging Systems. “The Thorlabs OCT application 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.”

All Thorlabs OCT systems are shipped with a high-performance computer preinstalled with the new ThorImageOCT 5.0 image acquisition software as well as a user-programmable Thorlabs OCT software development kit (SDK). For more information on Thorlabs' new Ganymede 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.