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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2010
  • pp: 1001–1003

Experimental realization of phase-conjugate optical coherence tomography

Julien Le Gouët, Dheera Venkatraman, Franco N.C. Wong, and Jeffrey H. Shapiro  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 7, pp. 1001-1003 (2010)

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We demonstrate phase-conjugate optical coherence tomography (PC-OCT) using a classical source of phase-sensitive cross-correlated beams to achieve measurement improvements shared by quantum OCT (Q-OCT): a factor-of-2 enhancement in axial resolution and even-order dispersion cancellation. Compared with coincidence counting used in Q-OCT, PC-OCT employs standard photodetection that results in much faster data acquisitions. This work belongs to a new class of classical techniques inspired by quantum methods that have advantages once thought to be exclusively quantum mechanical.

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OCIS Codes
(110.4500) Imaging systems : Optical coherence tomography
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.5040) Nonlinear optics : Phase conjugation
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(180.1655) Microscopy : Coherence tomography

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Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: November 10, 2009
Revised Manuscript: January 7, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: February 5, 2010
Published: March 26, 2010

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Julien Le Gouët, Dheera Venkatraman, Franco N. C. Wong, and Jeffrey H. Shapiro, "Experimental realization of phase-conjugate optical coherence tomography," Opt. Lett. 35, 1001-1003 (2010)

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