As optical coherence tomography (OCT) becomes widespread, validation and characterization of systems becomes important. Reference standards are required to qualitatively and quantitatively measure the performance between difference systems. This would allow the performance degradation of the system over time to be monitored. In this report, the properties of the femtosecond inscribed structures from three different systems for making suitable OCT characterization artefacts (phantoms) are analyzed. The parameter test samples are directly inscribed inside transparent materials. The structures are characterized using an optical microscope and a swept-source OCT. The high reproducibility of the inscribed structures shows high potential for producing multi-modality OCT calibration and characterization phantoms. Such that a single artefact can be used to characterize multiple performance parameters such the resolution, linearity, distortion, and imaging depths.
|Title of host publication||Optical coherence tomography and coherence domain optical methods in biomedicine XVI|
|Editors||Joseph A. Izatt, James G. Fujimoto, Valery V. Tuchin|
|Place of Publication||Bellingham, WA (US)|
|Number of pages||11|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
|Event||Optical Coherence Tomography and Coherence Domain Optical Methods in Biomedicine XVI - San Francisco, CA, United States|
Duration: 23 Jan 2012 → 25 Jan 2012
|Name||Progress in biomedical optics and imagining|
|Conference||Optical Coherence Tomography and Coherence Domain Optical Methods in Biomedicine XVI|
|City||San Francisco, CA|
|Period||23/01/12 → 25/01/12|
Bibliographical noteRasakanthan, Janarthanan; Lee, Graham Chun Bon; Woolliams, Peter D.; Sugden, Kate, "Parametric study of femtosecond inscription of microstructures for OCT artefact fabrication", Optical coherence tomography and coherence domain optical methods in biomedicine XVI, ed. Joseph A. Izatt; James G. Fujimoto; Valery V. Tuchin. Vol. 8213, 2012.
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- Femtosecond inscription
- Optical coherence tomography