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  • Editors: Andrew Dunn and Anthony Durkin
  • Vol. 7, Iss. 12 — Dec. 19, 2012

Intrasweep phase-sensitive optical coherence tomography for noncontact optical photoacoustic imaging

Cedric Blatter, Branislav Grajciar, Pu Zou, Wolfgang Wieser, Aart-Jan Verhoef, Robert Huber, and Rainer A. Leitgeb  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 21, pp. 4368-4370 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.004368


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Abstract

We introduce a method to extract the photoacoustic (PA) signal from the phase time evolution of an optical coherence tomography (OCT) swept source spectral sweep. This all-optical detection is achieved in a noncontact fashion directly on the sample surface by using its specular reflection. High-speed measurement and referencing allow for close to shot noise limited phase-sensitive detection. It offers a simple way to perform OCT and PA imaging by sharing the same system components.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(110.4500) Imaging systems : Optical coherence tomography
(170.4500) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical coherence tomography
(170.5120) Medical optics and biotechnology : Photoacoustic imaging
(110.3175) Imaging systems : Interferometric imaging
(110.5125) Imaging systems : Photoacoustics

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

History
Original Manuscript: July 16, 2012
Revised Manuscript: September 12, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 17, 2012
Published: October 17, 2012

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Vol. 7, Iss. 12 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Cedric Blatter, Branislav Grajciar, Pu Zou, Wolfgang Wieser, Aart-Jan Verhoef, Robert Huber, and Rainer A. Leitgeb, "Intrasweep phase-sensitive optical coherence tomography for noncontact optical photoacoustic imaging," Opt. Lett. 37, 4368-4370 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-21-4368

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