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Biomedical Optics Express

  • Editor: Joseph A. Izatt
  • Vol. 5, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2014
  • pp: 106–122

Motion artifact and speckle noise reduction in polarization sensitive optical coherence tomography by retinal tracking

Mitsuro Sugita, Stefan Zotter, Michael Pircher, Tomoyuki Makihira, Kenichi Saito, Nobuhiro Tomatsu, Makoto Sato, Philipp Roberts, Ursula Schmidt-Erfurth, and Christoph K. Hitzenberger  »View Author Affiliations


Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 5, Issue 1, pp. 106-122 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/BOE.5.000106


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Abstract

We present a novel polarization sensitive optical coherence tomography (PS-OCT) system with an integrated retinal tracker. The tracking operates at up to 60 Hz, correcting PS-OCT scanning positions during the acquisition to avoid artifacts caused by eye motion. To demonstrate the practical performance of the system, we imaged several healthy volunteers and patients with AMD both with B-scan repetitions for frame averaging and with 3D raster scans. Under large retinal motions with up to 1 mm amplitude at 0.5 ~a few Hz frequency range, motion artifact suppression in the PS-OCT images as well as standard deviation noise reduction in the frame averaged retardation images are presented.

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OCIS Codes
(170.0110) Medical optics and biotechnology : Imaging systems
(170.0170) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics and biotechnology
(170.4470) Medical optics and biotechnology : Ophthalmology
(170.4500) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical coherence tomography
(170.2655) Medical optics and biotechnology : Functional monitoring and imaging

ToC Category:
Optical Coherence Tomography

History
Original Manuscript: October 1, 2013
Revised Manuscript: November 29, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: December 4, 2013
Published: December 6, 2013

Citation
Mitsuro Sugita, Stefan Zotter, Michael Pircher, Tomoyuki Makihira, Kenichi Saito, Nobuhiro Tomatsu, Makoto Sato, Philipp Roberts, Ursula Schmidt-Erfurth, and Christoph K. Hitzenberger, "Motion artifact and speckle noise reduction in polarization sensitive optical coherence tomography by retinal tracking," Biomed. Opt. Express 5, 106-122 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/boe/abstract.cfm?URI=boe-5-1-106


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