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  • Vol. 42, Iss. 34 — Dec. 1, 2003
  • pp: 6953–6958

Common-Path Interferometer for Frequency-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography

Andrei B. Vakhtin, Daniel J. Kane, William R. Wood, and Kristen A. Peterson  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 42, Issue 34, pp. 6953-6958 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.42.006953


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Abstract

A Michelson-type spectral interferometer that uses a common beam path for the reference and the sample arms is described. This optical arrangement is more compact and stable than the more commonly used dual-arm interferometer and is well suited for frequency-domain optical coherence tomography of biological samples. With a 16-bit CCD camera, the instrument has sufficient dynamic range and resolution for imaging to depths of 2 mm in scattering biological materials. Images obtained with this spectral interferometer are presented, including cross-sectional images in a <i>Xenopus laevis</i> tadpole.

© 2003 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(170.3880) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical and biological imaging
(170.4500) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical coherence tomography

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Andrei B. Vakhtin, Daniel J. Kane, William R. Wood, and Kristen A. Peterson, "Common-Path Interferometer for Frequency-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography," Appl. Opt. 42, 6953-6958 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-42-34-6953

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