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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 44, Iss. 8 — Mar. 10, 2005
  • pp: 1387–1392

Full-field optical coherence tomography by achromatic phase shifting with a rotating polarizer

Yuuki Watanabe, Yasuhiro Hayasaka, Manabu Sato, and Naohiro Tanno  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 44, Issue 8, pp. 1387-1392 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.44.001387


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Abstract

We demonstrate two-dimensional detection optical coherence tomography (OCT) using achromatic phase shifting with a rotating polarizer. This phase shifting, which experiences a light beam with a cyclic change in its polarization state, is, in principle, independent of wavelength. We simulated the wavelength dependence of an achromatic phase shifter using Jones calculus and found that the achromatic region exceeded 145 nm when the deviation of the phase retardation was less than ±0.5°. Using the achromatic phase shifter and a conventional phase-shift calculation method, we obtained en face OCT images of an onion at different depths. This method is effective to enhance the quality of OCT with an ultrabroad-spectrum light source.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(110.4500) Imaging systems : Optical coherence tomography
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(170.6900) Medical optics and biotechnology : Three-dimensional microscopy

History
Original Manuscript: May 11, 2004
Revised Manuscript: October 22, 2004
Manuscript Accepted: November 5, 2004
Published: March 10, 2005

Citation
Yuuki Watanabe, Yasuhiro Hayasaka, Manabu Sato, and Naohiro Tanno, "Full-field optical coherence tomography by achromatic phase shifting with a rotating polarizer," Appl. Opt. 44, 1387-1392 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-44-8-1387

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