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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 2007
  • pp: 3423–3425

Use of a scanner to modulate spatial interferograms for in vivo full-range Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography

Lin An and Ruikang K. Wang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 23, pp. 3423-3425 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.003423


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Abstract

We report a new yet simple method to achieve full-range complex Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography (OCT) for in vivo imaging. The method utilizes a scanner that is dedicated for lateral scanning in the system to introduce a constant carrier frequency into the OCT spectral interferograms during the scanning. This is achieved by simply offsetting the sampling beam spot away from the pivot point of the scanning mirror. We demonstrate the method experimentally for in vivo full-range imaging of the anterior segment of a human eye. The method is free from complex conjugate mirror image and self-cross-correlation image artifacts.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

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

ToC Category:
Medical Optics and Biotechnology

History
Original Manuscript: July 19, 2007
Revised Manuscript: October 25, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: October 30, 2007
Published: November 21, 2007

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

Citation
Lin An and Ruikang K. Wang, "Use of a scanner to modulate spatial interferograms for in vivo full-range Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography," Opt. Lett. 32, 3423-3425 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-23-3423


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