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Biomedical Optics Express

  • Editor: Joseph A. Izatt
  • Vol. 4, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 2013
  • pp: 1188–1203

Dove prism based rotating dual beam bidirectional Doppler OCT

Cedric Blatter, Séverine Coquoz, Branislav Grajciar, Amardeep S. G. Singh, Marco Bonesi, René M. Werkmeister, Leopold Schmetterer, and Rainer A. Leitgeb  »View Author Affiliations

Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 4, Issue 7, pp. 1188-1203 (2013)

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Traditional Doppler OCT is highly sensitive to motion artifacts due to the dependence on the Doppler angle. This limits its accuracy in clinical practice. To overcome this limitation, we use a bidirectional dual beam technique equipped with a novel rotating scanning scheme employing a Dove prism. The volume is probed from two distinct illumination directions with variable controlled incidence plane, allowing for reconstruction of the true flow velocity at arbitrary vessel orientations. The principle is implemented with Swept Source OCT at 1060nm with 100,000 A-Scans/s. We apply the system to resolve pulsatile retinal absolute blood velocity by performing segment scans around the optic nerve head and circumpapillary scan time series.

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OCIS Codes
(110.4500) Imaging systems : Optical coherence tomography
(170.4500) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical coherence tomography
(280.2490) Remote sensing and sensors : Flow diagnostics
(170.2655) Medical optics and biotechnology : Functional monitoring and imaging

ToC Category:
Optical Coherence Tomography

Original Manuscript: March 4, 2013
Revised Manuscript: May 3, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: May 3, 2013
Published: June 24, 2013

Cedric Blatter, Séverine Coquoz, Branislav Grajciar, Amardeep S. G. Singh, Marco Bonesi, René M. Werkmeister, Leopold Schmetterer, and Rainer A. Leitgeb, "Dove prism based rotating dual beam bidirectional Doppler OCT," Biomed. Opt. Express 4, 1188-1203 (2013)

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