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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2007
  • pp: 1441–1443

Autocorrelation artifacts in optical coherence tomography and interferometric synthetic aperture microscopy

Brynmor J. Davis, Tyler S. Ralston, Daniel L. Marks, Stephen A. Boppart, and P. Scott Carney  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 11, pp. 1441-1443 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.001441


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Abstract

Interferometric synthetic aperture microscopy processing of optical coherence tomography data has been shown to allow computational focusing of en face planes that have traditionally been regarded as out of focus. It is shown that this focusing of the image also produces a defocusing effect in autocorrelation artifacts resulting from Fourier-domain data collection. This effect is verified experimentally and through simulation.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(100.3190) Image processing : Inverse problems
(100.6890) Image processing : Three-dimensional image processing
(110.6880) Imaging systems : Three-dimensional image acquisition
(170.1650) Medical optics and biotechnology : Coherence imaging
(170.4500) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical coherence tomography
(180.3170) Microscopy : Interference microscopy

ToC Category:
Medical Optics and Biotechnology

History
Original Manuscript: January 4, 2007
Revised Manuscript: March 14, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: March 28, 2007
Published: May 1, 2007

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Citation
Brynmor J. Davis, Tyler S. Ralston, Daniel L. Marks, Stephen A. Boppart, and P. Scott Carney, "Autocorrelation artifacts in optical coherence tomography and interferometric synthetic aperture microscopy," Opt. Lett. 32, 1441-1443 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-11-1441

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