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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 10 — May. 17, 2004
  • pp: 2112–2119

Ultrahigh resolution optical coherence tomography imaging with a broadband superluminescent diode light source

Tony H. Ko, Desmond C. Adler, James G. Fujimoto, Dmitry Mamedov, Viatcheslav Prokhorov, Vladimir Shidlovski, and Sergei Yakubovich  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 10, pp. 2112-2119 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.12.002112


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Abstract

Ultrahigh resolution optical coherence tomography imaging is performed with a compact broadband superluminescent diode light source. The source consists of two multiplexed broadband superluminescent diodes and has a power output of 4 mW with a spectral bandwidth of 155 nm, centered at a wavelength of 890 nm. In vivo imaging was performed with approximately 2.3 μm axial resolution in scattering tissue and approximately 3.2 μm axial resolution in the retina. These results demonstrate that it is possible to perform in vivo ultrahigh resolution optical coherence tomography imaging using a superluminescent diode light source that is inexpensive, compact, and easy to operate.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(170.3880) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical and biological imaging
(170.4500) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical coherence tomography

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: March 22, 2004
Revised Manuscript: April 29, 2004
Published: May 17, 2004

Citation
Tony Ko, Desmond Adler, James Fujimoto, Dmitry Mamedov, Viatcheslav Prokhorov, Vladimir Shidlovski, and Sergei Yakubovich, "Ultrahigh resolution optical coherence tomography imaging with a broadband superluminescent diode light source," Opt. Express 12, 2112-2119 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-12-10-2112


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