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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2004
  • pp: 736–738

Spatially incoherent illumination as a mechanism for cross-talk suppression in wide-field optical coherence tomography

B. Karamata, P. Lambelet, M. Laubscher, R. P. Salathé, and T. Lasser  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 7, pp. 736-738 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.29.000736


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Abstract

Comparison of two illumination modes for wide-field optical coherence tomography has revealed that spatially coherent illumination generates coherent cross talk, causing significant image degradation, and that spatially incoherent illumination, with an adequate interferometer design, provides an efficient mechanism for suppression of coherent cross talk. This is shown by comparison of a pulsed laser with a thermal light source for a U.S. Air Force resolution target covered with a scattering solution made from microbeads as well as for an ex vivo tooth.

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OCIS Codes
(110.7050) Imaging systems : Turbid media
(170.3880) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical and biological imaging
(170.4500) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical coherence tomography
(170.6900) Medical optics and biotechnology : Three-dimensional microscopy
(290.4210) Scattering : Multiple scattering

Citation
B. Karamata, P. Lambelet, M. Laubscher, R. P. Salathé, and T. Lasser, "Spatially incoherent illumination as a mechanism for cross-talk suppression in wide-field optical coherence tomography," Opt. Lett. 29, 736-738 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-29-7-736

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