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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2005
  • pp: 593–596

Speckle statistics in optical coherence tomography

Boris Karamata, Kaï Hassler, Markus Laubscher, and Theo Lasser  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 22, Issue 4, pp. 593-596 (2005)

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The two previously reported calculations of the amplitude distribution of speckles in optical coherence tomography, each based on a different mathematical formulation, yield different results. We show that a modification of an initial assumption in one of the formulations leads to equivalent results.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(030.6140) Coherence and statistical optics : Speckle
(120.6150) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Speckle imaging
(170.1650) Medical optics and biotechnology : Coherence imaging
(170.3880) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical and biological imaging
(170.4500) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical coherence tomography

Original Manuscript: September 19, 2004
Manuscript Accepted: October 8, 2004
Published: April 1, 2005

Boris Karamata, Kaï Hassler, Markus Laubscher, and Theo Lasser, "Speckle statistics in optical coherence tomography," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 22, 593-596 (2005)

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