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Biomedical Optics Express

  • Editor: Joseph A. Izatt
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 2011
  • pp: 1319–1327

Femtosecond laser micro-inscription of optical coherence tomography resolution test artifacts

Peter H Tomlins, Graham N Smith, Peter D Woolliams, Janarthanan Rasakanthan, and Kate Sugden  »View Author Affiliations

Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 2, Issue 5, pp. 1319-1327 (2011)

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Optical coherence tomography (OCT) systems are becoming more commonly used in biomedical imaging and, to enable continued uptake, a reliable method of characterizing their performance and validating their operation is required. This paper outlines the use of femtosecond laser subsurface micro-inscription techniques to fabricate an OCT test artifact for validating the resolution performance of a commercial OCT system. The key advantage of this approach is that by utilizing the nonlinear absorption a three dimensional grid of highly localized point and line defects can be written in clear fused silica substrates.

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OCIS Codes
(000.2700) General : General science
(110.4500) Imaging systems : Optical coherence tomography

ToC Category:
Optical Coherence Tomography

Original Manuscript: February 28, 2011
Revised Manuscript: April 15, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: April 21, 2011
Published: April 25, 2011

Peter H Tomlins, Graham N Smith, Peter D Woolliams, Janarthanan Rasakanthan, and Kate Sugden, "Femtosecond laser micro-inscription of optical coherence tomography resolution test artifacts," Biomed. Opt. Express 2, 1319-1327 (2011)

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