2 October 2003 Ophthalmic ultrahigh resolution OCT using a portable low cost Ti:Al2O3 laser
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A compact, low cost prismless Titanium:sapphire laser with 154nm bandwidth and 20mW output power was developed and ultrahigh resolution OCT ex vivo imaging in an animal model with sub-2μm and in vivo imaging in patients with 3μm axial resolution is demonstrated. This light source not only significantly reduces costs for broadband OCT light sources, but has also great potential for clinical OCT applications due to its small footprint (500x200mm including pump laser), user-friendliness and power stability.
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Angelika Unterhuber, Gabriel Tempea, Vladislav Yakovlev, Harald Sattmann, Boris Hermann, Boris Povazay, Tuan Le, Christian Schubert, Elisabeth M. Anger, Peter K. Ahnelt, Michael Stur, James E. Morgan, Andreas Stingl, Wolfgang Drexler, "Ophthalmic ultrahigh resolution OCT using a portable low cost Ti:Al2O3 laser", Proc. SPIE 5140, Optical Coherence Tomography and Coherence Techniques, (2 October 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.500992; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.500992
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