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Biomedical Optics Express

  • Editor: Joseph A. Izatt
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 2011
  • pp: 1769–1777

True logarithmic amplification of frequency clock in SS-OCT for calibration

Bin Liu, Ehsan Azimi, and Mark E. Brezinski  »View Author Affiliations


Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 2, Issue 6, pp. 1769-1777 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/BOE.2.001769


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Abstract

With swept source optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT), imprecise signal calibration prevents optimal imaging of biological tissues such as coronary artery. This work demonstrates an approach using a true logarithmic amplifier to precondition the clock signal, with the effort to minimize the noises and phase errors for optimal calibration. This method was validated and tested with a high-speed SS-OCT. The experimental results manifest its superior ability on optimization of the calibration and improvement of the imaging performance. Particularly, this hardware-based approach is suitable for real-time calibration in a high-speed system where computation time is constrained.

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OCIS Codes
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(170.4500) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical coherence tomography

ToC Category:
Optical Coherence Tomography

History
Original Manuscript: January 19, 2011
Revised Manuscript: May 9, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: May 25, 2011
Published: May 27, 2011

Citation
Bin Liu, Ehsan Azimi, and Mark E. Brezinski, "True logarithmic amplification of frequency clock in SS-OCT for calibration," Biomed. Opt. Express 2, 1769-1777 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/boe/abstract.cfm?URI=boe-2-6-1769


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