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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2010
  • pp: 1998–2000

Detection of multiple scattering in optical coherence tomography by speckle correlation of angle-dependent B-scans

Timothy R. Hillman, Andrea Curatolo, Brendan F. Kennedy, and David D. Sampson  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 12, pp. 1998-2000 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.001998


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Abstract

Angular diversity is a successful speckle-reduction technique in optical coherence tomography (OCT). We employ angle-dependent detection for a different purpose: to distinguish the singly backscattered and multiply scattered signal components. Single backscattering is highly correlated over a large range of detection angles; multiple scattering rapidly decorrelates as the angle is varied. Theoretical justification is provided using a linear-systems description of the OCT imaging process; detection of multiple scattering is corroborated experimentally.

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OCIS Codes
(030.6140) Coherence and statistical optics : Speckle
(110.4100) Imaging systems : Modulation transfer function
(110.4500) Imaging systems : Optical coherence tomography
(290.4210) Scattering : Multiple scattering

ToC Category:
Scattering

History
Original Manuscript: February 2, 2010
Revised Manuscript: May 7, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: May 11, 2010
Published: June 8, 2010

Virtual Issues
Vol. 5, Iss. 11 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
Timothy R. Hillman, Andrea Curatolo, Brendan F. Kennedy, and David D. Sampson, "Detection of multiple scattering in optical coherence tomography by speckle correlation of angle-dependent B-scans," Opt. Lett. 35, 1998-2000 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-12-1998


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