Challenges and possibilities for developing adaptive optics: Ultra-high resolution optical coherence tomography

Robert Zawadzki, Stacey S. Choi, Julia W. Evans, John S Werner

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Abstract

Recent developments in adaptive optics - optical coherence tomography (AO-OCT) allow for ultra-high isotropic resolution imaging of the in-vivo retina, offering unprecedented insight into its volumetric microscopic and cellular structures. In addition to this promising achievement, the clinical impact and application of this technology still needs to be explored. This includes assessment of limitations and challenges for existing as well as future AO-OCT systems, especially in the context of potential transfer of this technology from an optical bench to a portable imaging system. To address these issues we will describe our current AO-UHR-OCT focusing on its sub-components, as well as application for clinical imaging. Additionally, we describe some directions for future development of our AO-OCT instrument that would improve its clinical utility including: new compact AO-OCT design, new improved AO sub-system (extreme AO), and new generations of Fourier-domain-OCT.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume7139
StatePublished - 2008
Event1st Canterbury Workshop on Optical Coherence Tomography and Adaptive Optics - Canterbury, Kent, United Kingdom
Duration: Sep 8 2008Sep 10 2008

Other

Other1st Canterbury Workshop on Optical Coherence Tomography and Adaptive Optics
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityCanterbury, Kent
Period9/8/089/10/08

Keywords

  • (010.1080) adaptive optics
  • (110.4500) optical coherence tomography
  • (120.3890) medical optics instrumentation
  • (170.0110) imaging system
  • (170.4470) ophthalmology
  • (220.1000) aberration compensation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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    Zawadzki, R., Choi, S. S., Evans, J. W., & Werner, J. S. (2008). Challenges and possibilities for developing adaptive optics: Ultra-high resolution optical coherence tomography. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 7139). [71390X]