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  • Vol. 5, Iss. 14 — Nov. 16, 2010

Image formation and tomogram reconstruction in optical coherence microscopy

Martin Villiger and Theo Lasser  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 27, Issue 10, pp. 2216-2228 (2010)

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In this work we present a model for image formation in optical coherence microscopy. In the spectral domain detection, each wavenumber has a specific coherent transfer function that samples a different part of the object’s spatial frequency spectrum. The reconstruction of the tomogram is usually accurate only in a short depth of field. Using numerical simulations based on the developed model, we identified two distinct mechanisms that influence the signal of out-of-focus sample information. Besides the lateral blurring induced through defocusing, an additional axial envelope contributing equally to the signal degradation was found.

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OCIS Codes
(110.1650) Imaging systems : Coherence imaging
(110.6880) Imaging systems : Three-dimensional image acquisition
(170.4500) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical coherence tomography
(180.1655) Microscopy : Coherence tomography
(110.6955) Imaging systems : Tomographic imaging

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Original Manuscript: July 12, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: July 29, 2010
Published: September 22, 2010

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Vol. 5, Iss. 14 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Martin Villiger and Theo Lasser, "Image formation and tomogram reconstruction in optical coherence microscopy," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 27, 2216-2228 (2010)

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