Optical design and imaging performance testing of a 9.6-mm diameter femtosecond laser microsurgery probe


Hoy C. L. , Ferhanoglu O. , YILDIRIM M., Piyawattanametha W., Ra H., Solgaard O., ...Daha Fazla

OPTICS EXPRESS, cilt.19, ss.10536-10552, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 19 Konu: 11
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1364/oe.19.010536
  • Dergi Adı: OPTICS EXPRESS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.10536-10552

Özet

We present the optical design of a 9.6-mm diameter fiber-coupled probe for combined femtosecond laser microsurgery and nonlinear optical imaging. Towards enabling clinical use, we successfully reduced the dimensions of our earlier 18-mm microsurgery probe by half, while improving optical performance. We use analytical and computational models to optimize the miniaturized lens system for off-axis scanning aberrations. The optimization reveals that the optical system can be aberration-corrected using simple aspheric relay lenses to achieve diffraction-limited imaging resolution over a large field of view. Before moving forward with custom lenses, we have constructed the 9.6-mm probe using off-the-shelf spherical relay lenses and a 0.55 NA aspheric objective lens. In addition to reducing the diameter by nearly 50% and the total volume by 5 times, we also demonstrate improved lateral and axial resolutions of 1.27 mu m and 13.5 mu m, respectively, compared to 1.64 mu m and 16.4 mu m in our previous work. Using this probe, we can successfully image various tissue samples, such as rat tail tendon that required 2-3 x lower laser power than the current state-of-the-art. With further development, image-guided, femtosecond laser microsurgical probes such as this one can enable physicians to achieve the highest level of surgical precision anywhere inside the body. (C) 2011 Optical Society of America