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There have been three basic approaches to optical tomography since the early 1980s: diffraction tomography, diffuse optical tomography and optical coherence tomography (OCT). Optical techniques are of particular importance in the medical field, because these techniques promise to be safe and cheap and, in addition, offer a therapeutic potential. Advances in… (More)
We report on quantitative measurements of group refractive indices and group dispersion in water and in human ocular media such as the cornea, the aqueous humor, the lens, artificial intraocular lenses, as well as a total value averaged over the media along the axial eye length of normal subjects and pseudophakic patients in vivo using dual beam partial… (More)
In this article we present a detailed discussion of noise sources in Fourier Domain Optical Coherence Tomography (FDOCT) setups. The performance of FDOCT with charge coupled device (CCD) cameras is compared to current standard time domain OCT systems. We describe how to measure sensitivity in the case of FDOCT and confirm the theoretically obtained values.… (More)
We present what is to our knowledge the first in vivo tomograms of human retina obtained by Fourier domain optical coherence tomography. We would like to show that this technique might be as powerful as other optical coherence tomography techniques in the ophthalmologic imaging field. The method, experimental setup, data processing, and images are discussed.
This paper gives an introduction to optical coherence tomography (OCT), explains its basic principles, and discusses the information content of OCT images. Various interferometric techniques used in OCT are reviewed and a short survey of results obtained so far in different fields of application and possible future developments are presented.
A new method of measurement that essentially combines Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography with spectroscopy is introduced. By use of a windowed Fourier transform it is possible to obtain, in addition to the object structure, spectroscopic information such as the absorption properties of materials. The feasibility of this new method for performing… (More)
We present, for the first time, in vivo ultrahigh resolution (~2.5 microm in tissue), high speed (10000 A-scans/second equivalent acquisition rate sustained over 160 A-scans) retinal imaging obtained with Fourier domain (FD) OCT employing a commercially available, compact (500x260mm), broad bandwidth (120 nm at full-width-at-half-maximum centered at 800 nm)… (More)
PURPOSE The pathophysiology and pathogenesis of myopia are still a matter of controversy. Exaggerated longitudinal eye growth is assumed to play an important role in the development of myopia. A significant correlation between refraction and amount of near-work has been reported. However, current knowledge of changes of axial eye length with accommodation… (More)
PURPOSE To demonstrate the feasibility of measuring the anterior structures of the human eye by partial coherence interferometry and to determine its precision for eyes under normal and cycloplegic conditions. METHODS The dual-beam version of partial coherence interferometry, a recently developed noninvasive optical ranging technique, enables high… (More)
We are investigating the possibility of a frequency compounding method for speckle reduction in optical coherence tomography. The method is based on incoherent summation of the magnitudes of two independent interferometric signals, which were recorded at two different center wavelengths simultaneously. We derive the corresponding statistics and compare the… (More)