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  • Editor: Gregory W. Faris
  • Vol. 1, Iss. 4 — Apr. 12, 2006

Simultaneous B M -mode scanning method for real-time full-range Fourier domain optical coherence tomography

Yoshiaki Yasuno, Shuichi Makita, Takashi Endo, Gouki Aoki, Masahide Itoh, and Toyohiko Yatagai  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 8, pp. 1861-1865 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.45.001861


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Abstract

High-speed complex full-range Fourier domain optical coherence tomography (FD-OCT) is demonstrated. In this FD-OCT, the phase modulation of a reference beam (M scan) and transversal scanning (B scan) are simultaneously performed. The Fourier transform method is applied along the direction of the B scan to reconstruct complex spectra, and the complex spectra comprise a full-range OCT image. Because of this simultaneous BM-mode scan, the FD-OCT requires only a single A scan for each single transversal position to obtain a full-range FD-OCT image. A simple but slow version of the FD-OCT visualizes the cross section of a plastic plate. A modified fast version of this FD-OCT investigates a sweat duct in a finger pad in vivo and visualizes it with an acquisition time of 27   ms .

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(100.2650) Image processing : Fringe analysis
(110.4500) Imaging systems : Optical coherence tomography
(170.4500) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical coherence tomography

ToC Category:
Medical Optics and Biotechnology

History
Original Manuscript: November 11, 2004
Revised Manuscript: June 23, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: September 30, 2005

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Vol. 1, Iss. 4 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Yoshiaki Yasuno, Shuichi Makita, Takashi Endo, Gouki Aoki, Masahide Itoh, and Toyohiko Yatagai, "Simultaneous B-M-mode scanning method for real-time full-range Fourier domain optical coherence tomography," Appl. Opt. 45, 1861-1865 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-45-8-1861


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