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  • 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)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.002296


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Abstract

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

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

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

Citation
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)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-13-2296

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