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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 3 — Jan. 30, 2012
  • pp: 2740–2760

High-penetration swept source Doppler optical coherence angiography by fully numerical phase stabilization

Young-Joo Hong, Shuichi Makita, Franck Jaillon, Myeong Jin Ju, Eun Jung Min, Byeong Ha Lee, Masahide Itoh, Masahiro Miura, and Yoshiaki Yasuno  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 3, pp. 2740-2760 (2012)

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A high-penetration swept-source optical coherence tomography (HP-SS-OCT) system based on a 1-μm short cavity laser is developed. Doppler OCT processing is applied, along with a custom-made numerical phase stabilization algorithm; this process does not require additional calibration hardware. Thus, our phase stabilization method is simple and can be employed in a variety of SS-OCT systems. The bidirectional blood flow and vasculature in the deep choroid was successfully imaged via two Doppler modes that use different time intervals for Doppler processing. En face projection image of squared power of Doppler shift is compared to ICGA, and the utility of our method is verified.

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OCIS Codes
(170.3340) Medical optics and biotechnology : Laser Doppler velocimetry
(170.3880) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical and biological imaging
(170.3890) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics instrumentation
(170.4460) Medical optics and biotechnology : Ophthalmic optics and devices
(170.4470) Medical optics and biotechnology : Ophthalmology
(170.4500) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical coherence tomography

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Medical Optics and Biotechnology

Original Manuscript: September 21, 2011
Revised Manuscript: January 9, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 9, 2012
Published: January 23, 2012

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Young-Joo Hong, Shuichi Makita, Franck Jaillon, Myeong Jin Ju, Eun Jung Min, Byeong Ha Lee, Masahide Itoh, Masahiro Miura, and Yoshiaki Yasuno, "High-penetration swept source Doppler optical coherence angiography by fully numerical phase stabilization," Opt. Express 20, 2740-2760 (2012)

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