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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 29, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2012
  • pp: 793–798

Comparison between spectral optical coherence tomography and the FFT-based impulse-response reconstruction method in the transmission configuration

Yaron Levi, Er’el Granot, and Shmuel Sternklar  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 29, Issue 4, pp. 793-798 (2012)

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We present a comparison between the well-known spectral optical coherence tomography (SOCT) technology and the fast-Fourier-transform-based (FFT-based) impulse-response reconstruction method (FIRRM), which we developed—both in the transmission configuration. It is shown that, since the transmission configuration requires relatively long interferometers, the SOCT measurements are less stable than those of the FIRRM, as seen in the impulse-response reconstruction of the two methods. The FIRRM results show much better agreement with theoretical predictions.

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OCIS Codes
(120.2230) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Fabry-Perot
(170.3880) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical and biological imaging
(170.6920) Medical optics and biotechnology : Time-resolved imaging
(110.0113) Imaging systems : Imaging through turbid media
(100.0118) Image processing : Imaging ultrafast phenomena
(100.3175) Image processing : Interferometric imaging

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

Original Manuscript: October 6, 2011
Revised Manuscript: December 24, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: January 23, 2012
Published: March 30, 2012

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Yaron Levi, Er’el Granot, and Shmuel Sternklar, "Comparison between spectral optical coherence tomography and the FFT-based impulse-response reconstruction method in the transmission configuration," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 29, 793-798 (2012)

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