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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 12 — Jun. 16, 2003
  • pp: 1411–1417

Optimal wavelength for ultrahigh-resolution optical coherence tomography

Yimin Wang, J. Stuart Nelson, Zhongping Chen, Bibiana Jin Reiser, Roy S. Chuck, and Robert S. Windeler  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 12, pp. 1411-1417 (2003)

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The influence of depth dependent dispersion by the main component of biological tissues, water, on the resolution of OCT was studied. Investigations showed that it was possible to eliminate the influence of depth dependent dispersion by water in tissue by choosing a light source with a center wavelength near 1.0 µm. Ultrahigh resolution ophthalmic imaging was performed at this wavelength range with a microstructure fiber light source.

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OCIS Codes
(110.1650) Imaging systems : Coherence imaging
(110.4500) Imaging systems : Optical coherence tomography

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: May 2, 2003
Revised Manuscript: June 2, 2003
Published: June 16, 2003

Yimin Wang, J. Nelson, Zhongping Chen, Bibiana Reiser, Roy Chuck, and Robert Windeler, "Optimal wavelength for ultrahigh-resolution optical coherence tomography," Opt. Express 11, 1411-1417 (2003)

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