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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 13 — Jun. 28, 2004
  • pp: 2977–2998

Motion artifacts in optical coherence tomography with frequency-domain ranging

S. H. Yun, G. J. Tearney, J. F. de Boer, and B. E. Bouma  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 13, pp. 2977-2998 (2004)

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We describe results of theoretical and experimental investigations of artifacts that can arise in spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) and optical frequency domain imaging (OFDI) as a result of sample or probe beam motion. While SD-OCT and OFDI are based on similar spectral interferometric principles, the specifics of motion effects are quite different because of distinct signal acquisition methods. These results provide an understanding of motion artifacts such as signal fading, spatial distortion and blurring, and emphasize the need for fast image acquisition in biomedical applications.

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OCIS Codes
(110.4500) Imaging systems : Optical coherence tomography
(170.0110) Medical optics and biotechnology : Imaging systems
(170.3880) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical and biological imaging
(170.4500) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical coherence tomography

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Original Manuscript: March 5, 2004
Revised Manuscript: June 17, 2004
Published: June 28, 2004

S. H. Yun, G. Tearney, J. de Boer, and B. Bouma, "Motion artifacts in optical coherence tomography with frequency-domain ranging," Opt. Express 12, 2977-2998 (2004)

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