An optical coherence tomography (OCT) system to produce both longitudinal and transversal images of the in vivo human eye is presented. For the first time, OCT transversal images collected from the living eye at 50-µm depth steps show details unobtainable with the state-of-the-art scanning laser ophthalmoscope. Images of up to 3×3?mm are produced from the retina in less than a second. For images larger than 1.6×1.6?mm, a path modulation is introduced by the galvanometric scanning mirror and is used as an effective phase modulation method.
Bibliographical noteAdrian Gh. Podoleanu, Mauritius Seeger, George M. Dobre, David J. Webb, David A. Jackson and Fred W. Fitzke, "Transversal and Longitudinal Images from the Retina of the Living Eye Using Low Coherence Reflectometry", J. Biomed. Opt. 3, 12 (1998); doi:10.1117/1.429859 Copyright 1998 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic reproduction and distribution, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper are prohibited.
- light coherence
- optical tomography
- biomedical imaging
- optical modulation
- low coherence reflectometry
- optical coherence tomography
- longitudinal image
- scanning laser ophthalmoscope
- transversal images
Podoleanu, A. G., Seeger, M., Dobre, G. M., Webb, D. J., Jackson, D. A., & Fitzke, F. W. (1998). Transversal and longitudinal images from the retina of the living eye using low coherence interferometry. Journal of Biomedical Optics, 3(1), 12-20. https://doi.org/10.1117/1.429859