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  • Received: Nov. 20, 2007

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    Posted: Jun. 10, 2008

    Published Online: Jun. 10, 2008

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    Guohua Shi, Yun Dai, Ling Wang, Zhihua Ding, Xuejun Rao, Yudong Zhang. Adaptive optics optical coherence tomography for retina imaging[J]. Chinese Optics Letters, 2008, 6(6): 424

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Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 6, Issue 6, 424 (2008)

Adaptive optics optical coherence tomography for retina imaging

Guohua Shi1,2,*, Yun Dai1, Ling Wang3, Zhihua Ding3, Xuejun Rao1, and Yudong Zhang1

Author Affiliations

  • 1The Laboratory on Adaptive Optics, Institute of Optics and Electronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chengdu 610209
  • 2Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049
  • 3State Key Laboratory of Modern Optical Instrumentation, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027


When optical coherence tomography (OCT) is used for human retina imaging, its transverse resolution is limited by the aberrations of human eyes. To overcome this disadvantage, a high resolution imaging system for living human retina, which consists of a time domain OCT system and a 37-elements adaptive optics (AO) system, has been developed. The AO closed loop rate is 20 frames per second, and the OCT has a 6.7-\mum axial resolution. In this paper, this system is introduced and the high resolution imaging results for retina are presented.