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European Conference on Biomedical Optics
Munich Germany
June 12, 2005
ISBN: 0-8194-5863-5
Postdeadline Poster Session (PDB)

Instantaneous Signal-to-Noise Ratio of Time-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography

Sherif S. Sherif, Carla C. Rosa, and Adrian G.. Podoleanu

http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/ECBO.2005.PDB7


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Abstract

We model the photocurrent from an OCT system as a doubly-stochastic Poisson process, and obtain its second-order statistics. We derive the instantaneous SNR of time-domain OCT which is more general than previously reported time-averaged expressions.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(030.0030) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence and statistical optics
(030.6600) Coherence and statistical optics : Statistical optics
(170.0170) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics and biotechnology
(170.4500) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical coherence tomography

Citation
S. S. Sherif, C. C. Rosa, and A. G. Podoleanu, "Instantaneous Signal-to-Noise Ratio of Time-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography," in Optical Coherence Tomography and Coherence Techniques II, W. Drexler, ed., Vol. 5861 of Proc. SPIE (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper PDB7.
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=ECBO-2005-PDB7


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