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  • Editors: Andrew Dunn and Anthony Durkin
  • Vol. 8, Iss. 7 — Aug. 1, 2013

Full-field optical coherence tomography using immersion Mirau interference microscope

Sheng-Hua Lu, Chia-Jung Chang, and Ching-Fen Kao  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 52, Issue 18, pp. 4400-4403 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.52.004400


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Abstract

In this study, an immersion Mirau interference microscope was developed for full-field optical coherence tomography (FFOCT). Both the reference and measuring arms of the Mirau interferometer were filled with water to prevent the problems associated with imaging a sample in air with conventional FFOCT systems. The almost-common path interferometer makes the tomographic system less sensitive to environmental disturbances. En face OCT images at various depths were obtained with phase-shifting interferometry and Hariharan algorithm. This immersion interferometric method improves depth and quality in three-dimensional OCT imaging of scattering tissue.

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OCIS Codes
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(170.4500) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical coherence tomography
(180.3170) Microscopy : Interference microscopy

ToC Category:
Medical Optics and Biotechnology

History
Original Manuscript: April 23, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: May 20, 2013
Published: June 19, 2013

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Vol. 8, Iss. 7 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Sheng-Hua Lu, Chia-Jung Chang, and Ching-Fen Kao, "Full-field optical coherence tomography using immersion Mirau interference microscope," Appl. Opt. 52, 4400-4403 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-52-18-4400

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