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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 10 — May. 14, 2004
  • pp: 1090–1092

Second-harmonic optical coherence tomography

Yi Jiang, Ivan Tomov, Yimin Wang, and Zhongping Chen  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 10, pp. 1090-1092 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.29.001090


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Abstract

Second-harmonic optical coherence tomography, which uses coherence gating of second-order nonlinear optical responses of biological tissues for imaging, is described and demonstrated. Femtosecond laser pulses were used to excite second-harmonic waves from collagen harvested from rat tail tendon and a reference nonlinear crystal. Second-harmonic interference fringe signals were detected and used for image construction. Because of the strong dependence of second-harmonic generation on molecular and tissue structures, this technique imparts contrast and resolution enhancement to conventional optical coherence tomography.

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OCIS Codes
(170.3880) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical and biological imaging
(170.4500) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical coherence tomography
(190.4160) Nonlinear optics : Multiharmonic generation

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Yi Jiang, Ivan Tomov, Yimin Wang, and Zhongping Chen, "Second-harmonic optical coherence tomography," Opt. Lett. 29, 1090-1092 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-29-10-1090


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