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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 2 — Jan. 26, 2004
  • pp: 331–341

Nonlinear optical contrast enhancement for optical coherence tomography

Claudio Vinegoni, Jeremy S. Bredfeldt, Daniel L. Marks, and Stephen A. Boppart  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 2, pp. 331-341 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.12.000331


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Abstract

We present a new interferometric technique for measuring Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Scattering (CARS) and Second Harmonic Generation (SHG) signals. Heterodyne detection is employed to increase the sensitivity in both CARS and SHG signal detection, which can also be extended to different coherent processes. The exploitation of the mentioned optical nonlinearities for molecular contrast enhancement in Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is presented.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(040.2840) Detectors : Heterodyne
(110.4500) Imaging systems : Optical coherence tomography
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(190.4160) Nonlinear optics : Multiharmonic generation
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(300.6230) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering

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History
Original Manuscript: December 17, 2003
Revised Manuscript: January 15, 2004
Published: January 26, 2004

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Claudio Vinegoni, Jeremy Bredfeldt, Daniel Marks, and Stephen Boppart, "Nonlinear optical contrast enhancement for optical coherence tomography," Opt. Express 12, 331-341 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-12-2-331


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