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
(170.4470) Medical optics and biotechnology : Ophthalmology
(170.5810) Medical optics and biotechnology : Scanning microscopy
(330.5310) Vision, color, and visual optics : Vision - photoreceptors
Medical Optics and Biotechnology
Vol. 1, Iss. 1 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics
Brian Vohnsen, Ignacio Iglesias, and Pablo Artal, "Directional light scanning laser ophthalmoscope," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 22, 2606-2612 (2005)