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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2013
  • pp: 115–117

Resolution improvement in spectral-domain optical coherence tomography based on classical intensity correlations

Tomohiro Shirai and Ari T. Friberg  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 2, pp. 115-117 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.000115


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Abstract

We describe a resolution-improved spectral-domain (SD) optical coherence tomography (OCT) based on classical intensity correlations as a counterpart of the recently proposed intensity-based time-domain OCT. Similarly to quantum OCT, the setup employs the Hong-Ou-Mandel interferometer at the output of the conventional SD-OCT. It is shown theoretically that a factor-of-2 improvement in axial resolution is obtained with this arrangement. Some unique and useful features of our proposed system are addressed.

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OCIS Codes
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(170.4500) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical coherence tomography

ToC Category:
Medical Optics and Biotechnology

History
Original Manuscript: September 13, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: December 5, 2012
Published: January 7, 2013

Virtual Issues
Vol. 8, Iss. 2 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
Tomohiro Shirai and Ari T. Friberg, "Resolution improvement in spectral-domain optical coherence tomography based on classical intensity correlations," Opt. Lett. 38, 115-117 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-2-115


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