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  • Editor: Stephen A. Burns
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 2005
  • pp: 2606–2612

Directional light scanning laser ophthalmoscope

Brian Vohnsen, Ignacio Iglesias, and Pablo Artal  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 22, Issue 12, pp. 2606-2612 (2005)

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The cone photoreceptor mosaic of the living human eye has in a limited number of cases been imaged without the use of wavefront-correction techniques. To accomplish this, the directionality of the photoreceptors, as manifested by their waveguiding properties, may be used to advantage. In the present paper we provide a model of our recently proposed directional light scanning laser ophthalmoscope [ Opt. Lett. 29, 968 (2004) ] together with a detailed numerical analysis of the device. The outcome is compared with experimental results.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(170.4470) Medical optics and biotechnology : Ophthalmology
(170.5810) Medical optics and biotechnology : Scanning microscopy
(330.5310) Vision, color, and visual optics : Vision - photoreceptors

ToC Category:
Medical Optics and Biotechnology

Original Manuscript: March 4, 2005
Revised Manuscript: May 10, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: May 16, 2005
Published: December 1, 2005

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Brian Vohnsen, Ignacio Iglesias, and Pablo Artal, "Directional light scanning laser ophthalmoscope," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 22, 2606-2612 (2005)

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