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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2010
  • pp: 3432–3434

In vivo Fourier-domain full-field OCT of the human retina with 1.5 million A-lines/s

Tim Bonin, Gesa Franke, Martin Hagen-Eggert, Peter Koch, and Gereon Hüttmann  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 20, pp. 3432-3434 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.003432


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Abstract

In vivo full-field (FF) optical coherence tomography (OCT) images of human retina are presented by using a rapidly tunable laser source in combination with an ultra-high-speed camera. Fourier-domain FF-OCT provided a way to increase the speed of retinal imaging by parallel acquisition of A-scans. Reduced contrast caused by cross talk was observed only below the retinal pigment epithelium. With a 100 Hz sweep rate, FF-OCT was fast enough to acquire OCT images with acceptable motion artifacts. FF-OCT allows ultrafast retinal imaging, boosting image speed by a lack of moving parts and a considerably higher irradiation power.

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OCIS Codes
(110.6880) Imaging systems : Three-dimensional image acquisition
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable
(170.4500) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical coherence tomography

ToC Category:
Medical Optics and Biotechnology

History
Original Manuscript: June 8, 2010
Revised Manuscript: September 17, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: August 17, 2010
Published: October 12, 2010

Citation
Tim Bonin, Gesa Franke, Martin Hagen-Eggert, Peter Koch, and Gereon Hüttmann, "In vivo Fourier-domain full-field OCT of the human retina with 1.5 million A-lines/s," Opt. Lett. 35, 3432-3434 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-20-3432


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