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  • Vol. 2, Iss. 7 — Jul. 16, 2007

Large depth-high resolution full 3D imaging of the anterior segments of the eye using high speed Optical Frequency Domain Imaging

C. Kerbage, H. Lim, W. Sun, M. Mujat, and J.F. de Boer  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 12, pp. 7117-7125 (2007)

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Three dimensional rapid large depth range imaging of the anterior segments of the human eye by an optical frequency domain imaging system is presented. The tunable source spans from 1217 to 1356 nm with an average output power of 60 mW providing a measured axial resolution of 10 μm in air based on the coherence envelope. The effective depth range is 4 mm, defined as the distance over which the sensitivity drops by 6 dB, achieved by frequency shifting the optical signal using acousto-optic modulators. The measured maximum sensitivity is 109 dB at a sample arm power of 14.7mW and A-lines rate of 43,900 per second. Images consisting of 512 depth profiles are acquired at an acquisition rate of 85 frames per second. We demonstrate an optical frequency domain imaging system capable of mapping in vivo the entire area of the human anterior segment (13.4 × 12 × 4.2 mm) in 1.4 seconds.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(110.4500) Imaging systems : Optical coherence tomography
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable
(170.3880) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical and biological imaging
(170.4470) Medical optics and biotechnology : Ophthalmology
(330.4460) Vision, color, and visual optics : Ophthalmic optics and devices

ToC Category:
Medical Optics and Biotechnology

Original Manuscript: March 8, 2007
Revised Manuscript: April 24, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: April 27, 2007
Published: May 29, 2007

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Vol. 2, Iss. 7 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

C. Kerbage, H. Lim, W. Sun, M. Mujat, and J. F. de Boer, "Large depth-high resolution full 3D imaging of the anterior segments of the eye using high speed optical frequency domain imaging," Opt. Express 15, 7117-7125 (2007)

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