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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 25 — Dec. 11, 2006
  • pp: 12230–12242

Multi-wavelength imaging with the adaptive optics scanning laser Ophthalmoscope

Kate Grieve, Pavan Tiruveedhula, Yuhua Zhang, and Austin Roorda  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 25, pp. 12230-12242 (2006)

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The adaptive optics scanning laser ophthalmoscope has been fitted with three light sources of different wavelengths to allow simultaneous or separate imaging with one, two or three wavelength combinations. The source wavelengths used are 532 nm, 658 nm and 840 nm. Typically the instrument is used in dual-frame mode, performing imaging at 840 nm and precisely coincident retinal stimulation in one of the visible wavelengths. Instrument set-up and single-detector image capture are described. Simultaneous multi-wavelength imaging in the living human retina is demonstrated. The chromatic aberrations of the human eye lead to lateral and axial shifts, as well as magnification differences in the image, from one wavelength to another. Measurement of these chromatic effects is described for instrument characterization purposes.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(010.1080) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Active or adaptive optics
(170.0110) Medical optics and biotechnology : Imaging systems
(170.4470) Medical optics and biotechnology : Ophthalmology

ToC Category:
Medical Optics and Biotechnology

Original Manuscript: September 7, 2006
Revised Manuscript: November 27, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: November 29, 2006
Published: December 11, 2006

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Kate Grieve, Pavan Tiruveedhula, Yuhua Zhang, and Austin Roorda, "Multi-wavelength imaging with the adaptive optics scanning laser Ophthalmoscope," Opt. Express 14, 12230-12242 (2006)

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