To date, the optical field in OCT has been treated primarily classically. This work examines the OCT interferometer in full quantization, identifying often ignored effects as vacuum fluctuations, indistinguishable paths, radiation pressure, and photon statistics.
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(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems
(110.2970) Imaging systems : Image detection systems
(170.0170) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics and biotechnology
(170.4500) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical coherence tomography
M. E. Brezinski, "Quantized Optical Field Analysis in OCT: Deeper Insights and Future Directions," in Biomedical Optics and 3-D Imaging, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper BTuD21.
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