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Some Applications Of Picosecond Optical Range Gating
Author(s): Adam P. Bruckner
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Paper Abstract

The application of picosecond optical range-gating techniques to ophthalmology is described. By directing picosecond light pulses into the eye and detecting the backscattered pulses with an ultrafast Kerr cell shutter it is possible to: 1) measure the location of index discontinuities and cataracts with a resolution of 1 mm; 2) measure scattering particle size distributions in the micron range; and 3) visualize the retina through a dense cataract. The techniques have been successfully tested on simulated eyes and are being used on animal eyes in vivo. Another application discussed is the extension of the ultrafast gating technique to picosecond X-ray cinematography.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 January 1977
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0094, High Speed Optical Techniques: Developments and Applications, (18 January 1977); doi: 10.1117/12.955135
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Adam P. Bruckner, University of Washington (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0094:
High Speed Optical Techniques: Developments and Applications
Michel A. Duguay; Richard K. Petersen, Editor(s)

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