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Quasi-simultaneous en face imaging using low-coherence interferometry
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Paper Abstract

We report a novel imaging procedure and a system implementing it, capable of acquiring two quasi-simultaneous en-face images from a multi-layer target using a single mode fiber optic interferometer. Two optical sources are employed, which are toggled on and off simultaneously with the ramp signal applied to the scanner whose movement determines the line in the raster image. In this way, half of the line in the final frame is generated by a particular source only. Imaging with two different depth resolutions or with two different wavelengths is made possible in this way. Because the switching is much faster than the observer eye can follow, the two images can be interpreted and compared simultaneously. The paper discusses the different functionality of the system depending whether the OCT image is made out of A or T-scans.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 December 2004
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5589, Fiber Optic Sensor Technology and Applications III, (14 December 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.571862
Show Author Affiliations
Adrian Gh. Podoleanu, Univ. of Kent/Canterbury (United Kingdom)
Radu G. Cucu, Univ. of Kent/Canterbury (United Kingdom)
George M. Dobre, Univ. of Kent/Canterbury (United Kingdom)
David A. Jackson, Univ. of Kent/Canterbury (United Kingdom)
Richard B. Rosen, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5589:
Fiber Optic Sensor Technology and Applications III
Michael A. Marcus; Brian Culshaw; John P. Dakin, Editor(s)

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