Femtosecond laser micro-inscription of optical coherence tomography resolution test artifacts

Tomlins, Peter H., Smith, Graham, Woolliams, Peter D., Rasakanthan, Janarthanan and Sugden, Kate (2011). Femtosecond laser micro-inscription of optical coherence tomography resolution test artifacts. Biomedical Optics Express, 2 (5), pp. 1319-1327.

Abstract

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) systems are becoming more commonly used in biomedical imaging and, to enable continued uptake, a reliable method of characterizing their performance and validating their operation is required. This paper outlines the use of femtosecond laser subsurface micro-inscription techniques to fabricate an OCT test artifact for validating the resolution performance of a commercial OCT system. The key advantage of this approach is that by utilizing the nonlinear absorption a three dimensional grid of highly localized point and line defects can be written in clear fused silica substrates.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1364/BOE.2.001319
Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences > Electrical, electronic & power engineering
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Institute of Photonics
Additional Information: © 2011 The Optical Society This paper was published in OpticsInfoBase and is made available as an electronic reprint with the permission of OSA. The paper can be found at the following URL on the OSA website: http://www.opticsinfobase.org/boe/abstract.cfm?uri=boe-2-5-1319. Systematic or multiple reproduction or distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics,Biotechnology
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Published Date: 2011-05-01
Authors: Tomlins, Peter H.
Smith, Graham
Woolliams, Peter D.
Rasakanthan, Janarthanan
Sugden, Kate ( 0000-0001-6323-1082)

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