We show that, with suitable optics in the arm of a Michelson interferometer, orthogonal galvo-scanning mirrors build a sampling function in the form of Newton rings when the two interferometer arms are matched. Using a low-coherence source, one can obtain transversal depth-resolved images. A fast display procedure using a storage oscilloscope was devised based on this method.
© 1996 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: May 3, 1996
Published: November 1, 1996
Adrian Gh. Podoleanu, George M. Dobre, David J. Webb, and David A. Jackson, "Coherence imaging by use of a Newton rings sampling function," Opt. Lett. 21, 1789-1791 (1996)