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  • Vol. 27, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 2002
  • pp: 1998–2000

Real-time dispersion compensation in scanning interferometry

Elwyn D. J. Smith, Andrei V. Zvyagin, and David D. Sampson  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 27, Issue 22, pp. 1998-2000 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.27.001998


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Abstract

We propose and demonstrate a method of real-time dispersion compensation suitable for scanning interferometry and optical coherence tomography. Static grating tilt in a scanning frequency-domain optical delay line is shown to produce dispersion that is linearly proportional to scan position, and we use this property to achieve depth-dependent dispersion compensation during an interferometric scan through a dispersive sample.

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OCIS Codes
(110.4500) Imaging systems : Optical coherence tomography
(120.1840) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Densitometers, reflectometers
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(260.2030) Physical optics : Dispersion
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping

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Elwyn D. J. Smith, Andrei V. Zvyagin, and David D. Sampson, "Real-time dispersion compensation in scanning interferometry," Opt. Lett. 27, 1998-2000 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-27-22-1998


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