We demonstrate the acquisition of densely sampled wide-field 3D OCT datasets of the human retina in 0.3s. This performance is achieved with a multi-MHz Fourier domain mode-locked (FDML) laser source operating at 1050nm. A two-beam setup doubles the 3.35MHz laser sweep rate to 6.7MHz, which is 16x faster than results achieved with any non-FDML source used for retinal OCT. We discuss two main benefits of these high line rates: First, large datasets over an ultra-wide field of view can be acquired with a low probability of distortions. Second, even if eye movements occur, now the scan rate is high enough to directly correct even the fastest saccades without loss of information.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of SPIE|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|