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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2010
  • pp: 3632–3642

Gabor-based fusion technique for Optical Coherence Microscopy

Jannick P. Rolland, Panomsak Meemon, Supraja Murali, Kevin P. Thompson, and Kye-sung Lee  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 4, pp. 3632-3642 (2010)

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We recently reported on an Optical Coherence Microscopy technique, whose innovation intrinsically builds on a recently reported - 2 µm invariant lateral resolution by design throughout a 2 mm cubic full-field of view - liquid-lens-based dynamic focusing optical probe [Murali et al., Optics Letters 34, 145-147, 2009]. We shall report in this paper on the image acquisition enabled by this optical probe when combined with an automatic data fusion method developed and described here to produce an in-focus high resolution image throughout the imaging depth of the sample. An African frog tadpole (Xenopus laevis) was imaged with the novel probe and the Gabor-based fusion technique, demonstrating subcellular resolution in a 0.5 mm (lateral) x 0.5 mm (axial) without the need, for the first time, for x-y translation stages, depth scanning, high-cost adaptive optics, or manual intervention. In vivo images of human skin are also presented.

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OCIS Codes
(110.4500) Imaging systems : Optical coherence tomography
(120.3890) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Medical optics instrumentation
(110.1085) Imaging systems : Adaptive imaging

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

Original Manuscript: December 18, 2009
Revised Manuscript: January 20, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: January 25, 2010
Published: February 4, 2010

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Jannick P. Rolland, Panomsak Meemon, Supraja Murali, Kevin P. Thompson, and Kye-sung Lee, "Gabor-based fusion technique for Optical Coherence Microscopy," Opt. Express 18, 3632-3642 (2010)

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