We describe a generic method to optimize the optical spectrum throughput of acousto-optic modulators for performing real-time lateral-priority OCT imaging with an axial resolution of ~2.3 µm. Ultrahigh-resolution imaging of biological tissues is demonstrated.
© 2005 Optical Society of America
(170.0170) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics and biotechnology
(170.3880) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical and biological imaging
(170.4500) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical coherence tomography
Y. Chen, M. J. Cobb, X. Liu, and X. Li, "Real-Time Ultrahigh-Resolution Lateral-Priority OCT Imaging with a Broad Spectrum Throughput Acousto-Optic Modulation," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper CFA6.
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