A new type of tomography system based on optical frequency-domain reflectometry is presented. Using an area sensor, the system can simultaneously measure three-dimensional reflectivity distributions in scattering media without the need for mechanical scanning. In preliminary experiments we demonstrate that a target (resolution chart) placed behind biological tissue can be imaged with high depth resolution (47 µm) for a short measurement time.
© 1998 Optical Society of America
(110.4500) Imaging systems : Optical coherence tomography
(110.6880) Imaging systems : Three-dimensional image acquisition
(170.1650) Medical optics and biotechnology : Coherence imaging
(170.4500) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical coherence tomography
Hajime Hiratsuka, Eiji Kido, and Takeaki Yoshimura, "Simultaneous measurements of three-dimensional reflectivity distributions in scattering media based on optical frequency-domain reflectometry," Opt. Lett. 23, 1420-1422 (1998)