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  • Vol. 28, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 2003
  • pp: 2201–2203

Phase-shifting algorithm to achieve high-speed long-depth-range probing by frequency-domain optical coherence tomography

Rainer A. Leitgeb, Christoph K. Hitzenberger, Adolf F. Fercher, and Tomasz Bajraszewski  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 28, Issue 22, pp. 2201-2203 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.28.002201


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Abstract

Standard Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography (FDOCT) suffers from the presence of autocorrelation terms that obscure the object information and degrade the sensitivity and signal-to-noise ratio. By exploiting the phase information of the recorded interferograms, it is possible to remove those autocorrelation terms and to double the measurement range. However, standard phase-retrieval algorithms need three to five interferograms. We present a novel technique that shows all the features of complex FDOCT with only two recorded interferograms.

© 2003 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(110.4500) Imaging systems : Optical coherence tomography
(120.3890) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Medical optics instrumentation

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Rainer A. Leitgeb, Christoph K. Hitzenberger, Adolf F. Fercher, and Tomasz Bajraszewski, "Phase-shifting algorithm to achieve high-speed long-depth-range probing by frequency-domain optical coherence tomography," Opt. Lett. 28, 2201-2203 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-28-22-2201

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