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Parallel Fourier domain optical coherence tomography: measurement of the human eye in vivo
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Paper Abstract

We present an Optical coherence tomography (OCT) system which records full tomograms of in vivo eye structure in parallel. A full tomogram of 256(x) x 512(z) pixels covering a sample region of 6.7mm x 3,8mm is recorded in only 1ms. A standard Superluminescent diode (SLD) is used which results a depth resolution of 17 mm. Since neither depth nor transverse scanning is necessary, the system allows capturing full tomograms with high acquisition speed and reduced motion artifacts. To the best of our knowledge we present the first in vivo tomogram obtained with full parallel FD OCT system. In order to study cross talk issues for parallel illumination the transversal resolution for a thermal light source is compared to that with an SLD.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 April 2005
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 5690, Coherence Domain Optical Methods and Optical Coherence Tomography in Biomedicine IX, (13 April 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.592713
Show Author Affiliations
Branislav Grajciar, Medical Univ. of Vienna (Austria)
Slovak Univ. of Technology (Slovak Republic)
Michael Pircher, Medical Univ. of Vienna (Austria)
Adolf Friedrich Fercher, Medical Univ. of Vienna (Austria)
Rainer Andreas Leitgeb, Medical Univ. of Vienna (Austria)
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (Switzerland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5690:
Coherence Domain Optical Methods and Optical Coherence Tomography in Biomedicine IX
Valery V. Tuchin; Joseph A. Izatt; James G. Fujimoto, Editor(s)

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