We report a new approach in optical coherence tomography (OCT) called full-field Fourier-domain OCT (3F-OCT). A three-dimensional image of a sample is obtained by digital reconstruction of a three-dimensional data cube, acquired with a Fourier holography recording system, illuminated with a swept source. We present a theoretical and experimental study of the signal-to-noise ratio of the 3F-OCT approach versus serial image acquisition (flying-spot OCT) approach.
© 2005 Optical Society of America
(030.4280) Coherence and statistical optics : Noise in imaging systems
(110.4280) Imaging systems : Noise in imaging systems
(170.3890) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics instrumentation
(170.4500) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical coherence tomography
Vol. 1, Iss. 1 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics
Paul Blazkiewicz, Malcolm Gourlay, John R. Tucker, Aleksandar D. Rakic, and Andrei V. Zvyagin, "Signal-to-noise ratio study of full-field Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography," Appl. Opt. 44, 7722-7729 (2005)