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  • Vol. 20, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 2003
  • pp: 333–341

Delay and dispersion characteristics of a frequency-domain optical delay line for scanning interferometry

Andrei V. Zvyagin, Elwyn D. J. Smith, and David D. Sampson  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 20, Issue 2, pp. 333-341 (2003)

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The reflective frequency-domain optical delay line employing a diffraction grating, a lens, and a tiltable mirror has emerged as a device particularly suitable for interferometry and optical coherence tomography. The device is comprehensively described, both theoretically and experimentally, in the context of interferometry. The variations of phase and group delay produced by the device as well as its dispersive properties are described and demonstrated experimentally.

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OCIS Codes
(050.5080) Diffraction and gratings : Phase shift
(110.4500) Imaging systems : Optical coherence tomography
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(260.2030) Physical optics : Dispersion
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping

Original Manuscript: June 26, 2002
Revised Manuscript: September 4, 2002
Manuscript Accepted: September 4, 2002
Published: February 1, 2003

Andrei V. Zvyagin, Elwyn D. J. Smith, and David D. Sampson, "Delay and dispersion characteristics of a frequency-domain optical delay line for scanning interferometry," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 20, 333-341 (2003)

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