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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 46, Iss. 18 — Jun. 20, 2007
  • pp: 3870–3877

Demonstration of complex-conjugate-resolved harmonic Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography imaging of biological samples

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


Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 18, pp. 3870-3877 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.46.003870


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Abstract

Complex-conjugate-resolved Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography, where the quadrature components of the interferogram are obtained by simultaneous acquisition of the first and second harmonics of the phase-modulated interferogram, is applied to multisurface test targets and biological samples. The method provides efficient suppression of the complex-conjugate, dc, and autocorrelation artifacts. A complex-conjugate rejection ratio as high as 70   dB is achieved.

© 2007 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

ToC Category:
Medical Optics and Biotechnology

History
Original Manuscript: July 3, 2006
Revised Manuscript: January 12, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: February 23, 2007
Published: May 31, 2007

Virtual Issues
Vol. 2, Iss. 7 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
Andrei B. Vakhtin, Kristen A. Peterson, and Daniel J. Kane, "Demonstration of complex-conjugate-resolved harmonic Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography imaging of biological samples," Appl. Opt. 46, 3870-3877 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-46-18-3870


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