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Ophthalmic ultrahigh-resolution OCT using a portable low-cost Ti:Al2O3 laser
Author(s): Angelika Unterhuber; Gabriel Tempea; Vladislav Yakovlev; Harald Sattmann; Boris Hermann; Boris Povazay; Tuan Le; Christian Schubert; Elisabeth M. Anger; Peter K. Ahnelt; Michael Stur; James E. Morgan; Andreas Stingl; Wolfgang Drexler
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Paper Abstract

A compact, low cost prismless Titanium:sapphire laser with 154nm bandwidth and 20mW output power was developed and ultrahigh resolution OCT ex vivo imaging in an animal model with sub-2μm and in vivo imaging in patients with 3μm axial resolution is demonstrated. This light source not only significantly reduces costs for broadband OCT light sources, but has also great potential for clinical OCT applications due to its small footprint (500x200mm including pump laser), user-friendliness and power stability.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 October 2003
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 5140, Optical Coherence Tomography and Coherence Techniques, (2 October 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.500992
Show Author Affiliations
Angelika Unterhuber, Univ. of Vienna (Austria)
Gabriel Tempea, Technical Univ. of Vienna (Austria)
Vladislav Yakovlev, Technical Univ. of Vienna (Austria)
Harald Sattmann, Univ. of Vienna (Austria)
Boris Hermann, Univ. of Vienna (Austria)
Boris Povazay, Univ. of Vienna (Austria)
Tuan Le, Femtolaser Produktions GesmbH (Austria)
Christian Schubert, Univ. of Vienna (Austria)
Elisabeth M. Anger, Univ. of Vienna (Austria)
Peter K. Ahnelt, Univ. of Vienna (Austria)
Michael Stur, General Hospital, Univ. of Vienna (Austria)
James E. Morgan, Univ. Hospital of Wales (United Kingdom)
Andreas Stingl, Femtolaser Produktions GesmbH (Austria)
Wolfgang Drexler, Univ. of Vienna (Austria)
Technical Univ. of Vienna (Austria)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5140:
Optical Coherence Tomography and Coherence Techniques
Wolfgang Drexler, Editor(s)

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