Optimal wavelength for ultrahigh-resolution optical coherence tomography

Yimin Wang, J. Stuart Nelson, Zhongping Chen, Bibiana Jin Reiser, Roy S. Chuck, Robert S. Windeler

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Abstract

The influence of depth dependent dispersion by the main component of biological tissues, water, on the resolution of OCT was studied. Investigations showed that it was possible to eliminate the influence of depth dependent dispersion by water in tissue by choosing a light source with a center wavelength near 1.0 μm. Ultrahigh resolution ophthalmic imaging was performed at this wavelength range with a microstructure fiber light source.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1411-1417
Number of pages7
JournalOptics Express
Volume11
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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    Wang, Y., Nelson, J. S., Chen, Z., Reiser, B. J., Chuck, R. S., & Windeler, R. S. (2003). Optimal wavelength for ultrahigh-resolution optical coherence tomography. Optics Express, 11(12), 1411-1417. https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.11.001411