Optical coherence tomography (OCT) applications like ultra-widefield and full eye-length imaging are of high interest for various diagnostic purposes. In swept-source OCT these techniques require a swept light source, which is coherent over the whole imaging depth. We present a zero roll-off 1060 nm Fourier Domain Mode Locked-Laser (FDML-Laser) for retinal OCT imaging at 1.7 MHz A-scan rate and first long-range imaging results with it. Several steps such as improved dispersion compensation and frequency regulation were performed and will be discussed. Besides virtually no loss in OCT signal over the maximum depth range of 4.6 mm and very good dynamic range was observed. Roll-off measurements show no decrease of the point-spread function (PSF), while maintaining a high dynamic range.
We present a new design of a 1060nm Fourier Domain Mode Locked-Laser (FDML-Laser) that combines 1.67 MHz A-scan rate with a centimeter scale coherence length. The extended coherence length is achieved by synchronizing the cavity roundtrip time over the 75 nm sweep with a relative accuracy of 10<sup>-7</sup>. We will show that this requires careful combination of multiple fiber types in the cavity with a gradient heated chirped Fiber Bragg grating.