We present a novel low-coherence interferometer configuration, equipped in each arm with an adjustable optical path length ring. By compensating for the losses in the rings using semiconductor optical amplifiers, interference of low-coherence light after traversing the two rings 18 times is obtained. This configuration is employed to demonstrate simultaneous en face optical coherence tomography imaging at five different depths in a Drosophila melanogaster fly.
© 2010 Optical Society of AmericaFull Article | PDF Article
A. Bilenca, S. H. Yun, G. J. Tearney, and B. E. Bouma
Opt. Lett. 31(6) 760-762 (2006)
Eun Joo Jung, Jae-Seok Park, Myung Yung Jeong, Chang-Seok Kim, Tae Joong Eom, Bong-Ahn Yu, Sangyoun Gee, Jongmin Lee, and Moon Ki Kim
Opt. Express 16(22) 17457-17467 (2008)
Changho Chong, Takuya Suzuki, Kohki Totsuka, Atsushi Morosawa, and Tooru Sakai
Appl. Opt. 48(10) D144-D150 (2009)