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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 2006
  • pp: 3585–3587

Inverse scattering for high-resolution interferometric microscopy

Tyler S. Ralston, Daniel L. Marks, Stephen A. Boppart, and P. Scott Carney  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 24, pp. 3585-3587 (2006)

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We extend the applicability of inverse scattering for optical coherence tomography (OCT) to the case of high numerical aperture focusing optics. We include the effects of tight focusing so that the approach is applicable to any interferometric microscopy method. The applicability to modalities, such as OCT and optical coherence microscopy, enables computed reconstruction of three-dimensional volumes from en face temporal ranging data. Simulations show that the computed structure outside of the focal plane exhibits spatially invariant resolution on par with the resolution achieved at the focal plane.

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OCIS Codes
(100.3010) Image processing : Image reconstruction techniques
(100.3190) Image processing : Inverse problems
(100.6950) Image processing : Tomographic image processing
(110.4500) Imaging systems : Optical coherence tomography
(290.3200) Scattering : Inverse scattering

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

Original Manuscript: July 25, 2006
Revised Manuscript: September 13, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: September 13, 2006
Published: November 22, 2006

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Tyler S. Ralston, Daniel L. Marks, Stephen A. Boppart, and P. Scott Carney, "Inverse scattering for high-resolution interferometric microscopy," Opt. Lett. 31, 3585-3587 (2006)

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