A two-dimensional heterodyne detection technique based on the frequency-synchronous detection method [Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 39, 1194 (2000)] is demonstrated for full-field optical coherence tomography. This technique, which employs a pair of CCD cameras to detect the in-phase and quadrature components of the heterodyne signal simultaneously, offers the advantage of phase-drift suppression in interferometric measurement. Horizontal cross-sectional images are acquired at the rate of 100 frames/s in a single longitudinal scan, with a depth interval of 6 μm , making the rapid reconstruction of three-dimensional images possible.
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M. Akiba, K. P. Chan, and N. Tanno, "Full-field optical coherence tomography by two-dimensional heterodyne detection with a pair of CCD cameras," Opt. Lett. 28, 816-818 (2003)