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Biomedical Optics Express

  • Editor: Joseph A. Izatt
  • Vol. 4, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2013
  • pp: 2683–2695

Multimodal instrument for high-sensitivity autofluorescence and spectral optical coherence tomography of the human eye fundus

Katarzyna Komar, Patrycjusz Stremplewski, Marta Motoczyńska, Maciej Szkulmowski, and Maciej Wojtkowski  »View Author Affiliations

Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 4, Issue 11, pp. 2683-2695 (2013)

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In this paper we present a multimodal device for imaging fundus of human eye in vivo which combines functionality of autofluorescence by confocal SLO with Fourier domain OCT. Native fluorescence of human fundus was excited by modulated laser beam (λ = 473 nm, 20 MHz) and lock-in detection was applied resulting in improving sensitivity. The setup allows for acquisition of high resolution OCT and high contrast AF images using fluorescence excitation power of 50-65 μW without averaging consecutive images. Successful functioning of constructed device have been demonstrated for 8 healthy volunteers of different age ranging from 24 to 83 years old.

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OCIS Codes
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems
(170.4460) Medical optics and biotechnology : Ophthalmic optics and devices
(170.4500) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical coherence tomography
(170.6280) Medical optics and biotechnology : Spectroscopy, fluorescence and luminescence
(170.5755) Medical optics and biotechnology : Retina scanning

ToC Category:
Ophthalmology Applications

Original Manuscript: July 18, 2013
Revised Manuscript: October 3, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 3, 2013
Published: October 29, 2013

Katarzyna Komar, Patrycjusz Stremplewski, Marta Motoczyńska, Maciej Szkulmowski, and Maciej Wojtkowski, "Multimodal instrument for high-sensitivity autofluorescence and spectral optical coherence tomography of the human eye fundus," Biomed. Opt. Express 4, 2683-2695 (2013)

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