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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 17 — Aug. 23, 2004
  • pp: 4025–4034

Adaptive ranging for optical coherence tomography

N. V. Iftimia, B. E. Bouma, J. F. de Boer, B. H. Park, B. Cense, and G. J. Tearney  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 17, pp. 4025-4034 (2004)

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At present, optical coherence tomography systems have a limited imaging depth or axial scan range, making diagnosis of large diameter arterial vessels and hollow organs difficult. Adaptive ranging is a feedback technique where image data is utilized to adjust the coherence gate offset and range. In this paper, we demonstrate an adaptive optical coherence tomography system with a 7.0 mm range. By matching the imaging depth to the approximately 1.5 mm penetration depth in tissue, a 3 dB sensitivity improvement over conventional imaging systems with a 3.0 mm imaging depth was realized.

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

ToC Category:
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Original Manuscript: June 15, 2004
Revised Manuscript: August 9, 2004
Published: August 23, 2004

N. Iftimia, B. Bouma, J. de Boer, B. Park, B. Cense, and G. Tearney, "Adaptive ranging for optical coherence tomography," Opt. Express 12, 4025-4034 (2004)

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