OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters


  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2010
  • pp: 2296–2298

Multiple-depth en face optical coherence tomography using active recirculation loops

Liviu Neagu, Adrian Bradu, Lisha Ma, James W. Bloor, and Adrian Gh. Podoleanu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 13, pp. 2296-2298 (2010)

View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (576 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



We present a novel low-coherence interferometer configuration, equipped in each arm with an adjustable optical path length ring. By compensating for the losses in the rings using semiconductor optical amplifiers, interference of low-coherence light after traversing the two rings 18 times is obtained. This configuration is employed to demonstrate simultaneous en face optical coherence tomography imaging at five different depths in a Drosophila melanogaster fly.

© 2010 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(110.4190) Imaging systems : Multiple imaging
(170.4500) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical coherence tomography
(230.4480) Optical devices : Optical amplifiers

ToC Category:
Medical Optics and Biotechnology

Original Manuscript: April 16, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: May 31, 2010
Published: June 30, 2010

Virtual Issues
Vol. 5, Iss. 11 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Liviu Neagu, Adrian Bradu, Lisha Ma, James W. Bloor, and Adrian Gh. Podoleanu, "Multiple-depth en face optical coherence tomography using active recirculation loops," Opt. Lett. 35, 2296-2298 (2010)

Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  


  1. D. Huang, E. A. Swanson, C. P. Lin, J. S. Shuman, W. G. Stinson, W. Chang, M. R. Hee, T. Flotte, K. Gregory, C. A. Puliafito, and J. G. Fujimoto, Science 254, 1178 (1991). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  2. A. Gh. Podoleanu, G. M. Dobre, D. J. Webb, and D. A. Jackson, Opt. Lett. 21, 1789 (1996). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  3. A. Gh. Podoleanu, M. Seeger, G. M. Dobre, D. J. Webb, D. A. Jackson, and F. Fitzke, J. Biomed. Opt. 3, 12 (1998). [CrossRef]
  4. A. Gh. Podoleanu, G. Dobre, G. M. Webb, and D. A. Jackson, Opt. Lett. 22, 1039 (1997). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  5. A. Gh. Podoleanu, J. A. Rogers, R. G. Cucu, D. A. Jackson, B. Wacogne, H. Porte, and T. Gharbi, Opt. Commun. 191, 21 (2001). [CrossRef]
  6. D. M. Barney and W. V. Sorin, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 5, 1109 (1993). [CrossRef]
  7. A. Bradu, L. Ma, J. W. Bloor, and A. Gh. Podoleanu, J. Biophoton. 2, 380 (2009). [CrossRef]
  8. F. D. Nielsen, L. Thrane, J. F. Black, A. Bjarklev, and P. E. Andersen, Opt. Express 13, 4096 (2005). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Fig. 3
Fig. 4 Fig. 5

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited