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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 2007
  • pp: 3336–3338

Time-gated Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography

Matthew S. Muller, Paul J.L. Webster, and James M. Fraser  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 22, pp. 3336-3338 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.003336


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Abstract

A novel optical coherence tomography (OCT) system is presented that combines Fourier-domain OCT with incoherent nonlinear time gating. By processing backscattered light in the optical domain, the user can select a restricted depth field of view for improved contrast and acquisition speed. This technique has the additional advantage that imaging is done in the infrared ( 1280 nm ) but is detected in the visible ( 504 nm ) .

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(070.4340) Fourier optics and signal processing : Nonlinear optical signal processing
(110.4500) Imaging systems : Optical coherence tomography

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

History
Original Manuscript: September 26, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: October 10, 2007
Published: November 13, 2007

Virtual Issues
Vol. 2, Iss. 12 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
Matthew S. Muller, Paul J. Webster, and James M. Fraser, "Time-gated Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography," Opt. Lett. 32, 3336-3338 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-22-3336

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