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Biomedical Optics Express

  • Editor: Joseph A. Izatt
  • Vol. 4, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 2013
  • pp: 245–259

High-resolution 1050 nm spectral domain retinal optical coherence tomography at 120 kHz A-scan rate with 6.1 mm imaging depth

Lin An, Peng Li, Gongpu Lan, Doug Malchow, and Ruikang K. Wang  »View Author Affiliations


Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 4, Issue 2, pp. 245-259 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/BOE.4.000245


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Abstract

We report a newly developed high speed 1050nm spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) system for imaging posterior segment of human eye. The system is capable of an axial resolution at ~10 µm in air, an imaging depth of 6.1 mm in air, a system sensitivity fall-off at ~6 dB/3mm and an imaging speed of 120,000 A-scans per second. We experimentally demonstrate the system’s capability to perform phase-resolved imaging of dynamic blood flow within retina, indicating high phase stability of the SDOCT system. Finally, we show an example that uses this newly developed system to image posterior segment of human eye with a large view of view (10 × 9 mm2), providing detailed visualization of microstructural features from anterior retina to posterior choroid. The demonstrated system parameters and imaging performances are comparable to those that a typical 1 µm swept source OCT would deliver for retinal imaging.

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OCIS Codes
(170.3880) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical and biological imaging
(170.4460) Medical optics and biotechnology : Ophthalmic optics and devices
(170.4500) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical coherence tomography

ToC Category:
Optical Coherence Tomography

History
Original Manuscript: November 1, 2012
Revised Manuscript: January 9, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: January 9, 2013
Published: January 16, 2013

Citation
Lin An, Peng Li, Gongpu Lan, Doug Malchow, and Ruikang K. Wang, "High-resolution 1050 nm spectral domain retinal optical coherence tomography at 120 kHz A-scan rate with 6.1 mm imaging depth," Biomed. Opt. Express 4, 245-259 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/boe/abstract.cfm?URI=boe-4-2-245


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