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Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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  • Editor: Gregory W. Faris
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 10 — Oct. 31, 2007

Nonparaxial vector-field modeling of optical coherence tomography and interferometric synthetic aperture microscopy

Brynmor J. Davis, Simon C. Schlachter, Daniel L. Marks, Tyler S. Ralston, Stephen A. Boppart, and P. Scott Carney  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 24, Issue 9, pp. 2527-2542 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.24.002527


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Abstract

A large-aperture, electromagnetic model for coherent microscopy is presented and the inverse scattering problem is solved. Approximations to the model are developed for near-focus and far-from-focus operations. These approximations result in an image-reconstruction algorithm consistent with interferometric synthetic aperture microscopy (ISAM): this validates ISAM processing of optical-coherence-tomography and optical-coherence-microscopy data in a vectorial setting. Numerical simulations confirm that diffraction-limited resolution can be achieved outside the focal plane and that depth of focus is limited only by measurement noise and/or detector dynamic range. Furthermore, the model presented is suitable for the quantitative study of polarimetric coherent microscopy systems operating within the first Born approximation.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(100.3190) Image processing : Inverse problems
(100.6890) Image processing : Three-dimensional image processing
(110.6880) Imaging systems : Three-dimensional image acquisition
(170.1650) Medical optics and biotechnology : Coherence imaging
(170.4500) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical coherence tomography
(180.3170) Microscopy : Interference microscopy

ToC Category:
Image Processing

History
Original Manuscript: December 8, 2006
Revised Manuscript: April 18, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: April 19, 2007
Published: July 11, 2007

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Vol. 2, Iss. 10 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
Brynmor J. Davis, Simon C. Schlachter, Daniel L. Marks, Tyler S. Ralston, Stephen A. Boppart, and P. Scott Carney, "Nonparaxial vector-field modeling of optical coherence tomography and interferometric synthetic aperture microscopy," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 24, 2527-2542 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-24-9-2527

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