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Fourier domain optical coherence tomography with an 800-μm diameter axicon lens for long-depth-range probing
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Paper Abstract

Recently, Fourier domain optical coherence tomography (FDOCT) has attracted much attention due to the significantly improved sensitivity and imaging speed compared to time domain OCT. The large depth of focus is necessary to image a long-depth-range sample with constant transverse resolution in FDOCT where dynamic focusing is not considered. Under such imaging scheme, an axicon lens can be used instead of a conventional focusing lens in the sample arm of OCT to achieve both high lateral resolution and a long depth of focus simultaneously. In this study, a 800μm diameter axicon lens was fabricated on a silica wafer. We incorporated the fabricated axicon lens into the sample arm of our FD OCT system and investigated the lateral resolution over a long depth range, compared to the same FD OCT system using a conventional lens.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 February 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6079, Coherence Domain Optical Methods and Optical Coherence Tomography in Biomedicine X, 607919 (20 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.649173
Show Author Affiliations
Kye-Sung Lee, College of Optics and Photonics, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Chuck Koehler, College of Optics and Photonics, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Eric G. Johnson, College of Optics and Photonics, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Jannick P. Rolland, College of Optics and Photonics, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6079:
Coherence Domain Optical Methods and Optical Coherence Tomography in Biomedicine X
Valery V. Tuchin; Joseph A. Izatt; James G. Fujimoto, Editor(s)

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