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  • Editors: Andrew Dunn and Anthony Durkin
  • Vol. 5, Iss. 14 — Nov. 16, 2010

Simulation of optical coherence tomography images by Monte Carlo modeling based on polarization vector approach

Mikhail Kirillin, Igor Meglinski, Vladimir Kuzmin, Ekaterina Sergeeva, and Risto Myllylä  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 21, pp. 21714-21724 (2010)

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Monte Carlo method is applied for simulation of 2D optical coherence tomography (OCT) images of skin-like model. Layer boundaries in skin model feature curved shape which agrees with physiological structure of human skin. The effect of coherence properties of probing radiation on OCT image formation and speckles in the detected OCT signal is considered. The developed model is employed for image simulation both for conventional and polarization dependent time-domain OCT modalities. Simulation of polarized OCT signal is performed using vector approach developed previously for modeling of electromagnetic field transfer in turbid media.

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OCIS Codes
(110.4500) Imaging systems : Optical coherence tomography
(170.3660) Medical optics and biotechnology : Light propagation in tissues
(170.5280) Medical optics and biotechnology : Photon migration
(290.5855) Scattering : Scattering, polarization

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Medical Optics and Biotechnology

Original Manuscript: August 12, 2010
Revised Manuscript: September 8, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: September 13, 2010
Published: September 29, 2010

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

Mikhail Kirillin, Igor Meglinski, Vladimir Kuzmin, Ekaterina Sergeeva, and Risto Myllylä, "Simulation of optical coherence tomography images by Monte Carlo modeling based on polarization vector approach," Opt. Express 18, 21714-21724 (2010)

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