Abstract

In this study, we demonstrated a wide tuning range wavelength-swept laser with a single semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) at 1020 nm for ultrahigh resolution, Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography (UHR, FD-OCT). The wavelength-swept laser was constructed with an external line-cavity based on a Littman configuration. An optical wavelength selection filter consisted of a grating, a telescope, and a polygon scanner. Before constructing the optical wavelength selection filter, we observed that the optical power, the spectrum bandwidth, and the center wavelength of the SOA were affected by the temperature of the thermoelectric (TE) cooler in the SOA mount as well as the applied current. Therefore, to obtain a wide wavelength tuning range, we adjusted the temperature of the TE cooler in the SOA mount. When the temperature in the TE cooler was 9 °C, our swept source had a tuning range of 142 nm and a full-width at half-maximum (FWHM) of 121.5 nm at 18 kHz. The measured instantaneous spectral bandwidth (δλ) is 0.085 nm, which was measured by an optical spectrum analyzer with a resolution bandwidth of 0.06 nm. This value corresponds to an imaging depth of 3.1 mm in air. Additionally, the averaged optical power of our swept source was 8.2 mW. In UHR, FD/SS-OCT using our swept laser, the measured axial resolution was 4.0 μm in air corresponding to 2.9 μm in tissue (n = 1.35). The sensitivity was measured to be 93.1 dB at a depth of 100 μm. Finally, we obtained retinal images (macular and optic disk) and a corneal image.

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2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

B. Považay, B. Hermann, A. Unterhuber, B. Hofer, H. Sattmann, F. Zeiler, J. E. Morgan, C. Falkner-Radler, C. Glittenberg, S. Blinder, and W. Drexler, “Three-dimensional optical coherence tomography at 1050 nm versus 800 nm in retinal pathologies: enhanced performance and choroidal penetration in cataract patients,” J. Biomed. Opt. 12(4), 041211 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S.-W. Lee, C.-S. Kim, and B.-M. Kim, “External line-cavity wavelength-swept source at 850 nm for optical coherence tomography,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 19(3), 176–178 (2007).
[CrossRef]

R. Huber, D. C. Adler, V. J. Srinivasan, and J. G. Fujimoto, “Fourier domain mode locking at 1050 nm for ultra-high-speed optical coherence tomography of the human retina at 236,000 axial scans per second,” Opt. Lett. 32(14), 2049–2051 (2007), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-14-2049 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2006

2005

2004

2003

R. Leitgeb, C. Hitzenberger, and A. Fercher, “Performance of Fourier domain vs. time domain optical coherence tomography,” Opt. Express 11(8), 889–894 (2003), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-11-8-889 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

B. Považay, K. Bizheva, B. Hermann, A. Unterhuber, H. Sattmann, A. Fercher, W. Drexler, C. Schubert, P. Ahnelt, M. Mei, R. Holzwarth, W. Wadsworth, J. Knight, and P. St. J. Russell, “Enhanced visualization of choroidal vessels using ultrahigh resolution ophthalmic OCT at 1050 nm,” Opt. Express 11(17), 1980–1986 (2003), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-11-17-1980 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. H. Yun, C. Boudoux, G. J. Tearney, and B. E. Bouma, “High-speed wavelength-swept semiconductor laser with a polygon-scanner-based wavelength filter,” Opt. Lett. 28(20), 1981–1983 (2003), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-28-20-1981 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Yun, G. Tearney, B. Bouma, B. Park, and J. de Boer, “High-speed spectral-domain optical coherence tomography at 1.3 μm wavelength,” Opt. Express 11(26), 3598–3604 (2003), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-11-26-3598 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Choma, M. Sarunic, C. Yang, and J. Izatt, “Sensitivity advantage of swept source and Fourier domain optical coherence tomography,” Opt. Express 11(18), 2183–2189 (2003), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-11-18-2183 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

W. Drexler, H. Sattmann, B. Hermann, T. H. Ko, M. Stur, A. Unterhuber, C. Scholda, O. Findl, M. Wirtitsch, J. G. Fujimoto, and A. F. Fercher, “Enhanced visualization of macular pathology with the use of ultrahigh-resolution optical coherence tomography,” Arch. Ophthalmol. 121(5), 695–706 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2001

W. Drexler, U. Morgner, R. K. Ghanta, F. X. Kärtner, J. S. Schuman, and J. G. Fujimoto, “Ultrahigh-resolution ophthalmic optical coherence tomography,” Nat. Med. 7(4), 502–507 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Bechmann, M. J. Thiel, A. S. Neubauer, S. Ullrich, K. Ludwig, K. R. Kenyon, and M. W. Ulbig, “Central corneal thickness measurement with a retinal optical coherence tomography device versus standard ultrasonic pachymetry,” Cornea 20(1), 50–54 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2000

C. Ustundag, H. Bahcecioglu, A. Ozdamar, C. Aras, R. Yildirim, and S. Ozkan, “Optical coherence tomography for evaluation of anatomical changes in the cornea after laser in situ keratomileusis,” J. Cataract Refract. Surg. 26(10), 1458–1462 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1999

1998

M. R. Hee, C. A. Puliafito, J. S. Duker, E. Reichel, J. G. Coker, J. R. Wilkins, J. S. Schuman, E. A. Swanson, and J. G. Fujimoto, “Topography of diabetic macular edema with optical coherence tomography,” Ophthalmology 105(2), 360–370 (1998).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1995

A. F. Fercher, C. K. Hitzenberger, G. Kamp, and S. Y. El-Zaiat, “Measurement of intraocular distances by backscattering spectral interferometry,” Opt. Commun. 117(1-2), 43–48 (1995).
[CrossRef]

C. A. Puliafito, M. R. Hee, C. P. Lin, E. Reichel, J. S. Schuman, J. S. Duker, J. A. Izatt, E. A. Swanson, and J. G. Fujimoto, “Imaging of macular diseases with optical coherence tomography,” Ophthalmology 102(2), 217–229 (1995).
[PubMed]

J. S. Schuman, M. R. Hee, A. V. Arya, T. Pedut-Kloizman, C. A. Puliafito, J. G. Fujimoto, and E. A. Swanson, “Optical coherence tomography: a new tool for glaucoma diagnosis,” Curr. Opin. Ophthalmol. 6(2), 89–95 (1995).
[PubMed]

J. S. Schuman, M. R. Hee, C. A. Puliafito, C. Wong, T. Pedut-Kloizman, C. P. Lin, E. Hertzmark, J. A. Izatt, E. A. Swanson, and J. G. Fujimoto, “Quantification of nerve fiber layer thickness in normal and glaucomatous eyes using optical coherence tomography,” Arch. Ophthalmol. 113(5), 586–596 (1995).
[PubMed]

M. R. Hee, C. A. Puliafito, C. Wong, J. S. Duker, E. Reichel, B. Rutledge, J. S. Schuman, E. A. Swanson, and J. G. Fujimoto, “Quantitative assessment of macular edema with optical coherence tomography,” Arch. Ophthalmol. 113(8), 1019–1029 (1995).
[PubMed]

1992

W. V. Sorin and D. M. Baney, “A simple intensity noise reduction technique for optical low-coherence reflectometry,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 4(12), 1404–1406 (1992).
[CrossRef]

1991

D. Huang, E. A. Swanson, C. P. Lin, J. S. Schuman, W. G. Stinson, W. Chang, M. R. Hee, T. Flotte, K. Gregory, C. A. Puliafito, and J. G. Fujimoto, “Optical coherence tomography,” Science 254(5035), 1178–1181 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1983

B. A. Holden, G. W. Mertz, and J. J. McNally, “Corneal swelling response to contact lenses worn under extended wear conditions,” Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 24(2), 218–226 (1983).
[PubMed]

Adler, D. C.

V. J. Srinivasan, D. C. Adler, Y. Chen, I. Gorczynska, R. Huber, J. S. Duker, J. S. Schuman, and J. G. Fujimoto, “Ultrahigh-speed optical coherence tomography for three-dimensional and en face imaging of the retina and optic nerve head,” Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 49(11), 5103–5110 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. Huber, D. C. Adler, V. J. Srinivasan, and J. G. Fujimoto, “Fourier domain mode locking at 1050 nm for ultra-high-speed optical coherence tomography of the human retina at 236,000 axial scans per second,” Opt. Lett. 32(14), 2049–2051 (2007), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-14-2049 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ahn, Y.-C.

S.-W. Lee, H.-W. Jeong, B.-M. Kim, Y.-C. Ahn, W. Jung, and Z. Chen, “Optimization for axial resolution, depth range, and sensitivity of spectral domain optical coherence tomography at 1.3 μm,” J. Korean Phys. Soc. 55(6), 2354–2360 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Ahnelt, P.

Akiba, M.

Aras, C.

C. Ustundag, H. Bahcecioglu, A. Ozdamar, C. Aras, R. Yildirim, and S. Ozkan, “Optical coherence tomography for evaluation of anatomical changes in the cornea after laser in situ keratomileusis,” J. Cataract Refract. Surg. 26(10), 1458–1462 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Arya, A. V.

J. S. Schuman, M. R. Hee, A. V. Arya, T. Pedut-Kloizman, C. A. Puliafito, J. G. Fujimoto, and E. A. Swanson, “Optical coherence tomography: a new tool for glaucoma diagnosis,” Curr. Opin. Ophthalmol. 6(2), 89–95 (1995).
[PubMed]

Atia, W.

M. Kuznetsov, W. Atia, B. Johnson, and D. Flanders, “Compact ultrafast reflective Fabry-Perot tunable lasers for OCT imaging applications,” Proc. SPIE 7554, 75541F (2010).
[CrossRef]

Bahcecioglu, H.

C. Ustundag, H. Bahcecioglu, A. Ozdamar, C. Aras, R. Yildirim, and S. Ozkan, “Optical coherence tomography for evaluation of anatomical changes in the cornea after laser in situ keratomileusis,” J. Cataract Refract. Surg. 26(10), 1458–1462 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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S. H. Yun, G. J. Tearney, J. de Boer, and B. E. Bouma, “Motion artifacts in optical coherence tomography with frequency-domain ranging,” Opt. Express 12(13), 2977–2998 (2004), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-12-13-2977 .
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M. Bechmann, M. J. Thiel, A. S. Neubauer, S. Ullrich, K. Ludwig, K. R. Kenyon, and M. W. Ulbig, “Central corneal thickness measurement with a retinal optical coherence tomography device versus standard ultrasonic pachymetry,” Cornea 20(1), 50–54 (2001).
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M. Bechmann, M. J. Thiel, A. S. Neubauer, S. Ullrich, K. Ludwig, K. R. Kenyon, and M. W. Ulbig, “Central corneal thickness measurement with a retinal optical coherence tomography device versus standard ultrasonic pachymetry,” Cornea 20(1), 50–54 (2001).
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Unterhuber, A.

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A. Unterhuber, B. Považay, B. Hermann, H. Sattmann, A. Chavez-Pirson, and W. Drexler, “In vivo retinal optical coherence tomography at 1040 nm - enhanced penetration into the choroid,” Opt. Express 13(9), 3252–3258 (2005), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-13-9-3252 .
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R. A. Leitgeb, W. Drexler, A. Unterhuber, B. Hermann, T. Bajraszewski, T. Le, A. Stingl, and A. F. Fercher, “Ultrahigh resolution Fourier domain optical coherence tomography,” Opt. Express 12(10), 2156–2165 (2004), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-12-10-2156 .
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B. Považay, K. Bizheva, B. Hermann, A. Unterhuber, H. Sattmann, A. Fercher, W. Drexler, C. Schubert, P. Ahnelt, M. Mei, R. Holzwarth, W. Wadsworth, J. Knight, and P. St. J. Russell, “Enhanced visualization of choroidal vessels using ultrahigh resolution ophthalmic OCT at 1050 nm,” Opt. Express 11(17), 1980–1986 (2003), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-11-17-1980 .
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W. Drexler, H. Sattmann, B. Hermann, T. H. Ko, M. Stur, A. Unterhuber, C. Scholda, O. Findl, M. Wirtitsch, J. G. Fujimoto, and A. F. Fercher, “Enhanced visualization of macular pathology with the use of ultrahigh-resolution optical coherence tomography,” Arch. Ophthalmol. 121(5), 695–706 (2003).
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Figures (7)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the wavelength-swept laser based on the Littman configuration. SOA: semiconductor optical amplifier, PC: polarization controller, Col. Lens: collimation lens.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Schematic of the FD-OCT system using a wide tuning range wavelength-swept laser at 1020 nm. Col. Lens: collimation lens, PC: polarization controller, ND: neutral density filter, DP: dispersion compensation prism pair, BD: balanced detector.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Spectra of the SOA according to changes in the applied current or temperature of the TE cooler before constructing the laser cavity. (a) Apply current of 100 mA, (b) apply current of 200 mA, (c) apply current of 255 mA, and (d) at a temperature of 9 °C in the TE cooler.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Performance of the wavelength-swept laser. (a) Spectra of the swept laser according to temperature changes of the TE cooler, (b) changes of the center wavelength and FHWM with respect to temperature changes of the TE cooler, and (c) time-domain output trace of the swept laser: the center wavelength and the FWHM are 1020 nm and 121.5 nm at 18 kHz, respectively, when the temperature of the TE cooler was set to be 9 °C.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Performance of FD/SS-OCT. (a) Sensitivity as a function of depth: R-number values of sensitivity roll-off were found to be 11.1 dB/mm; (b) axial resolution as a function of the depth; and (c) point-spread function of the axial resolution near 0.7-mm depth.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

UHR, FD/SS-OCT images of a retina with 18 000 A-scans/s at 1020 nm. (a) A wide field of view image with 1000 (lateral) × 550 (axial) pixels from optic disk to macular area; (b) magnification of optic disk area (red box) in the retina; (c) magnification of macular area (blue box) in the retina; and (d) large blood vessel (blue circle) and capillaries (red circles) in the retina. NFL: nerve fiber layer, GCL: ganglion cell layer, IPL: inner plexiform layer, INL: inner nuclear layer, OPL: outer plexiform layer, ONL: outer nuclear layer, ELM: external limiting membrane, IS/OS: photoreceptor inner segment/outer segment junction, PR OS: photoreceptor outer segments, RPE: retinal pigment epithelium, and CH: choroid.

Fig. 7
Fig. 7

UHR, FD/SS-OCT images with 18 000 A-scans/s at 1020 nm. (a) The cross-sectional image of the cornea with 550 (depth) × 1000 (lateral) pixels; (b) magnification of the apex region (red box) of the cornea; (c) intensity profile as a function of the depth at the center of the cornea; (d) magnification of epithelium area (blue box in Fig. 7(c)); and (e) magnification of Bowman’s membrane area (red box in Fig. 7(c)). EP: epithelium, BM: Bowman’s membrane, S: stroma, and EN: endothelium.

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