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Journal of the Optical Society of America A

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  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 27, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 2010
  • pp: 2588–2592

Quantitatively characterizing fluctuations of dielectric susceptibility of tissue with Fourier domain optical coherence tomography

Wanrong Gao  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 27, Issue 12, pp. 2588-2592 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.27.002588


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Abstract

A new model of Fourier domain optical coherence tomography (FDOCT) is proposed, valid within the first Born approximation, which takes the fluctuations of the dielectric susceptibility of tissue into account. It is shown that the spectral electrical power at the detector in the FDOCT system is proportional to the Fourier component of the spatial correlation function of the dielectric susceptibility of the tissue, proportional to the squares of the spectrum of the incident light field and the amplitude reflectance of the reference mirror. One possible application of the obtained result is to use the measured spectral data of the spatial correlation function of the dielectric susceptibility to quantitatively characterize properties of tissue.

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OCIS Codes
(110.1650) Imaging systems : Coherence imaging
(170.0110) Medical optics and biotechnology : Imaging systems
(170.1650) Medical optics and biotechnology : Coherence imaging
(180.5810) Microscopy : Scanning microscopy
(180.1655) Microscopy : Coherence tomography

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

History
Original Manuscript: September 28, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: October 17, 2010
Published: November 15, 2010

Citation
Wanrong Gao, "Quantitatively characterizing fluctuations of dielectric susceptibility of tissue with Fourier domain optical coherence tomography," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 27, 2588-2592 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-27-12-2588

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