W Stinson

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We demonstrate a high-speed multi-functional spectral-domain optical coherence tomography system, using a broadband light source centered at 1.3 μm and two InGaAs line scan cameras capable of acquiring individual axial scans in 24.4 μs, at a rate of 18,500 axial scans per second. Fundamental limitations on the accuracy of phase determination as functions of(More)
Ultrahigh-resolution adaptive optics–optical coherence tomography (UHR-AO-OCT) instrumentation allowing monochromatic and chromatic aberration correction was used for volumetric in vivo retinal imaging of various retinal structures including the macula and optic nerve head (ONH). Novel visualization methods that simplify AO-OCT data viewing are presented,(More)
We present a novel image acquisition technique for Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) that enables manual lateral scanning. The technique compensates for the variability in lateral scan velocity based on feedback obtained from correlation between consecutive A-scans. Results obtained from phantom samples and biological tissues demonstrate successful(More)
Plasmon-resonant gold nanorods are demonstrated as low back-scattering albedo contrast agents for optical coherence tomography (OCT). We define the backscattering albedo, a , as the ratio of the backscattering to extinction coefficient. Contrast agents which modify a within the host tissue phantoms are detected with greater sensitivity by the differential(More)
We demonstrate a frequency comb (FC) swept laser and a frequency comb Fourier domain mode locked (FC-FDML) laser for applications in optical coherence tomography (OCT). The fiber-based FC swept lasers operate at a sweep rate of 1kHz and 120kHz, respectively over a 135nm tuning range centered at 1310nm with average output powers of 50mW. A 25GHz free(More)
We developed a piezoelectric-transducer-(PZT) based miniature catheter with an outer diameter of 3.5 mm for ultrahigh-speed endoscopic optical coherence tomography (OCT). A miniaturized PZT bender actuates a fiber and the beam is scanned through a GRIN lens and micro-prism to provide high-speed, side-viewing capability. The probe optics can be pulled back(More)
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