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Depth encoded three-beam swept source Doppler optical coherence tomography
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Paper Abstract

A novel approach for investigation of human retinal and choroidal blood flow by the means of multi-channel swept source Doppler optical coherence tomography (SS-D-OCT) system is being developed. We present preliminary in vitro measurement results for quantification of the 3D velocity vector of scatterers in a flow phantom. The absolute flow velocity of moving scatterers can be obtained without prior knowledge of flow orientation. In contrast to previous spectral domain (SD-) D-OCT investigations, that already proved the three-channel D-OCT approach to be suitable for in vivo retinal blood flow evaluation, this current work aims for a similar functional approach by means of a differing technique. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first three-channel D-OCT setup featuring a wavelength tunable laser source. Furthermore, we present a modification of our setup allowing a reduction of the former three active illumination channels to one active illumination channel and two passive channels, which only probe the illuminated sample. This joint aperture (JA) approach provides the advantage of not having to divide beam power among three beams to meet corresponding laser safety limits. The in vitro measurement results regarding the flow phantom show good agreement between theoretically calculated and experimentally obtained flow velocity values.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 March 2016
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9697, Optical Coherence Tomography and Coherence Domain Optical Methods in Biomedicine XX, 96970K (8 March 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2214471
Show Author Affiliations
Andreas Wartak, Medizinische Univ. Wien (Austria)
Richard Haindl, Medizinische Univ. Wien (Austria)
Wolfgang Trasischker, Medizinische Univ. Wien (Austria)
Wellman Ctr. for Photomedicine, Massachusetts General Hospital (United States)
Harvard Medical School (United States)
Bernhard Baumann, Medizinische Univ. Wien (Austria)
Michael Pircher, Medizinische Univ. Wien (Austria)
Christoph K. Hitzenberger, Medizinische Univ. Wien (Austria)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9697:
Optical Coherence Tomography and Coherence Domain Optical Methods in Biomedicine XX
Joseph A. Izatt; James G. Fujimoto; Valery V. Tuchin, Editor(s)

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