Tunable image-mapping optical coherence tomography

Biomed Opt Express. 2023 Jan 5;14(2):627-638. doi: 10.1364/BOE.477646. eCollection 2023 Feb 1.


We present tunable image-mapping optical coherence tomography (TIM-OCT), which can provide optimized imaging performance for a given application by using a programmable phase-only spatial light modulator in a low-coherence full-field spectral-domain interferometer. The resultant system can provide either a high lateral resolution or a high axial resolution in a snapshot without moving parts. Alternatively, the system can achieve a high resolution along all dimensions through a multiple-shot acquisition. We evaluated TIM-OCT in imaging both standard targets and biological samples. Additionally, we demonstrated the integration of TIM-OCT with computational adaptive optics in correcting sample-induced optical aberrations.