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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 51, Iss. 36 — Dec. 20, 2012
  • pp: 8762–8768

Experimental demonstration of high-speed full-range Fourier domain optical coherence tomography imaging using orthogonally polarized light and a phase-shifting algorithm

Hsu-Chih Cheng and Ming-Shiuan Shiu  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 36, pp. 8762-8768 (2012)

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This study describes a phase-shifting method based on orthogonal polarized light by using complex Fourier domain optical coherence tomography (FD-OCT) to increase the speed of image scanning and to resist vibration and other environmental disturbances. Two FD-OCT interferograms corresponding to orthogonal polarization components can be obtained simultaneously. After using a π/2 phase-shifting algorithm, removing unwanted components becomes possible, including dc and autocorrelation terms, from the interferogram. This method doubles the measurement range. In other words, this approach enables one-shot and full-range FD-OCT. Experimental results show that the reconstruction parameters of the sample are close to the conventional time-domain optical coherence tomography.

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OCIS Codes
(110.4500) Imaging systems : Optical coherence tomography
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(170.0110) Medical optics and biotechnology : Imaging systems

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

Original Manuscript: May 29, 2012
Revised Manuscript: September 12, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 15, 2012
Published: December 19, 2012

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Hsu-Chih Cheng and Ming-Shiuan Shiu, "Experimental demonstration of high-speed full-range Fourier domain optical coherence tomography imaging using orthogonally polarized light and a phase-shifting algorithm," Appl. Opt. 51, 8762-8768 (2012)

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