Volumetric optical coherence microscopy with high space-bandwidth-time product enabled by hybrid adaptive optics

Published on 2018-06-15T21:08:09Z (GMT) by
Optical coherence microscopy (OCM) is a promising modality for high resolution imaging, but has limited ability to capture time-lapse volumetric dynamic biological processes. To enhance the throughput of OCM, we implemented a hybrid adaptive optics (hyAO) approach that combines computational adaptive optics with an intentionally aberrated imaging beam generated via hardware adaptive optics. In hyAO, we demonstrate the depth-equalized illumination and collection ability of an astigmatic beam compared to a Gaussian beam for cellular-resolution imaging. Using this advantage, we achieved volumetric OCM with a higher space-bandwidth-time product compared to Gaussian-beam acquisition that employed focus-scanning across depth. HyAO was used to perform high-throughput 4D OCM imaging of cellular dynamics over a 1mm × 1mm × 1mm field-of-view with 2 μm isotropic spatial resolution and 3-minute temporal resolution.

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Liu, Siyang; Mulligan, Jeffrey; Adie, Steven (2018): Volumetric optical coherence microscopy with high space-bandwidth-time product enabled by hybrid adaptive optics. The Optical Society. Collection.