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  • Editors: Andrew Dunn and Anthony Durkin
  • Vol. 7, Iss. 6 — May. 25, 2012

In vivo Brillouin optical microscopy of the human eye

Giuliano Scarcelli and Seok Hyun Yun  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 8, pp. 9197-9202 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.009197


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Abstract

We report the first Brillouin measurement of the human eye in vivo. We constructed a Brillouin optical scanner safe for human use by employing continuous-wave laser light at 780 nm at a low power of 0.7 mW. With a single scan along the optic axis of the eye, the axial profile of Brillouin frequency shift was obtained with a pixel acquisition time of 0.4 s and axial resolution of about 60 μm, showing the depth-dependent biomechanical properties in the cornea and lens.

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OCIS Codes
(290.5830) Scattering : Scattering, Brillouin
(300.6190) Spectroscopy : Spectrometers

ToC Category:
Medical Optics and Biotechnology

History
Original Manuscript: February 21, 2012
Revised Manuscript: March 30, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: April 1, 2012
Published: April 5, 2012

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Vol. 7, Iss. 6 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Giuliano Scarcelli and Seok Hyun Yun, "In vivo Brillouin optical microscopy of the human eye," Opt. Express 20, 9197-9202 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-8-9197


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