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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 49, Iss. 36 — Dec. 20, 2010
  • pp: 6917–6923

Influence and compensation of autocorrelation terms in depth-resolved spectroscopic Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography

Patrick Steiner, Christoph Meier, and Volker M. Koch  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 49, Issue 36, pp. 6917-6923 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.49.006917


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Abstract

We demonstrate depth-resolved spectral absorption measurements in the wavelength range from 750 to 850 nm using a broadband light source consisting of three spectrally shifted superluminescent light- emitting diode modules and a low-cost spectrometer-based Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography system. We present the theoretical model and experimental verification of interferences between autocorrelation terms and the signal carrying cross-correlation terms, strongly affecting the absorption measurements. A simple background subtraction, minimizing the artifacts caused by the interferences of autocorrelation and cross-correlation terms, is presented.

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OCIS Codes
(070.4790) Fourier optics and signal processing : Spectrum analysis
(170.4500) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical coherence tomography
(170.6510) Medical optics and biotechnology : Spectroscopy, tissue diagnostics
(180.1655) Microscopy : Coherence tomography

ToC Category:
Medical Optics and Biotechnology

History
Original Manuscript: August 4, 2010
Revised Manuscript: October 28, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: November 1, 2010
Published: December 15, 2010

Citation
Patrick Steiner, Christoph Meier, and Volker M. Koch, "Influence and compensation of autocorrelation terms in depth-resolved spectroscopic Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography," Appl. Opt. 49, 6917-6923 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-49-36-6917

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