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Paper 13006-84

Development of a linear optical coherence tomography low-cost system for ophthalmic applications

On demand | Presented live 9 April 2024

Abstract

This publication introduces a prototype of a fiber-based linear optical coherence tomography system (LOCT) that can be used for economical retinal screening in ophthalmology. The system uses standard off-the-shelf components to reduce production costs, complexity, and adjustment efforts while providing high-quality imaging of artificial retinal structures. We present the results of A- and B-scans of technical samples and an artificial eye model that was conducted to assess the system’s performance regarding axial resolution, imaging depth, and dispersion compensation. The study’s findings suggest that LOCT is a cost-effective solution for ophthalmology and shows great potential for monitoring the progression of retina-related diseases such as glaucoma or age-related macular degeneration.

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Technische Hochschule Köln (Germany)
Niklas Frederik Bauer pursued an education in Electrical Engineering, specializing in optical technologies throughout both his Bachelor's and Master's Degree. Presently, he is a doctoral student at the Institute of Quantum Optics at the Leibniz University Hannover and a Scientific Staff Member at the Institute of Applied Optics and Electronics at Cologne University of Applied Sciences, where his research within the FALCO project (Fourier Algorithm Based Low-Cost OCT) concentrates on the development of OCT Systems.
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Technische Hochschule Köln (Germany)
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Technische Hochschule Köln (Germany)
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Technische Hochschule Köln (Germany)
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Technische Hochschule Köln (Germany)
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Technische Hochschule Köln (Germany)
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Leibniz Univ. Hannover (Germany)