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4 March 2019 Retinal OCT imaging based on actively mode locked akinetic swept source at 1080 nm wavelength (Conference Presentation)
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Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a noninvasive imaging modality which can provide cross-sectional imaging of the tissues in high-resolution. Especially in retina imaging, the OCT becomes one of the most valuable imaging tools for the diagnostics of the eye diseases. Considering the scattering and absorption properties of the eye, the 1000 nm OCT system is preferred for the retina image. In this study, we describe an akinetic swept source OCT system based on pulse-modulated active mode locking (AML) fiber laser at the 1080 nm wavelength region for in-vivo human retina imaging. The akinetic AML wavelength swept fiber laser is constructed with polarization maintaining fiber which has average linewidth of 0.625 nm, a spectral bandwidth of 81.15 nm and a duty ratio of 90 % without buffering method. We successfully obtained in-vivo human retina images using proposed OCT system without the additional k-clock and the frequency shifter providing wide field of view of 43.1º. The main retina layers such as RPE can be distinguished through the OCT image with axial resolution of 6.3 m.
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Hwi Don Lee, Gyeong Hun Kim, Jun Geun shin, Chang-Seok Kim, and Tae Joong Eom "Retinal OCT imaging based on actively mode locked akinetic swept source at 1080 nm wavelength (Conference Presentation)", Proc. SPIE 10867, Optical Coherence Tomography and Coherence Domain Optical Methods in Biomedicine XXIII, 1086707 (4 March 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2511599;

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