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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2006
  • pp: 362–364

Elimination of depth degeneracy in optical frequency-domain imaging through polarization-based optical demodulation

B. J. Vakoc, S. H. Yun, G. J. Tearney, and B. E. Bouma  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 3, pp. 362-364 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.31.000362


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Abstract

A novel optical frequency-domain imaging system is demonstrated that employs a passive optical demodulation circuit and a chirped digital acquisition clock derived from a voltage-controlled oscillator. The demodulation circuit allows the separation of signals from positive and negative depths to better than 50 dB, thereby eliminating depth degeneracy and doubling the imaging depth range. Our system design is compatible with dual-balanced and polarization-diverse detection, important techniques in the practical biomedical application of optical frequency-domain imaging.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(110.1650) Imaging systems : Coherence imaging
(170.4500) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical coherence tomography

ToC Category:
Medical Optics and Biotechnology

History
Original Manuscript: August 29, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: September 29, 2005

Virtual Issues
Vol. 1, Iss. 3 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
B. J. Vakoc, S. H. Yun, G. J. Tearney, and B. E. Bouma, "Elimination of depth degeneracy in optical frequency-domain imaging through polarization-based optical demodulation," Opt. Lett. 31, 362-364 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-31-3-362


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