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Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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  • Editors: Andrew Dunn and Anthony Durkin
  • Vol. 9, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2014

Intensity-interferometric spectral-domain optical coherence tomography with dispersion cancellation

Tomohiro Shirai and Ari T. Friberg  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 31, Issue 2, pp. 258-263 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.31.000258


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Abstract

We describe a technique for cancelling group-velocity dispersion in spectral-domain (SD) optical coherence tomography (OCT) based on classical intensity correlations. As a classical analogue of quantum OCT, a Hong–Ou–Mandel interferometer is combined with a conventional SD-OCT setup, and correlations between different spectral intensities are calculated. It is shown theoretically that a simple computational procedure used in SD-OCT enables scanless cross-sectional imaging with both dispersion cancellation and a factor-of-2 resolution enhancement. The method involves no ultrafast detectors and works with common light sources.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(110.4500) Imaging systems : Optical coherence tomography
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(110.1758) Imaging systems : Computational imaging

ToC Category:
Coherence and Statistical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 24, 2013
Revised Manuscript: December 16, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: December 16, 2013
Published: January 13, 2014

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Vol. 9, Iss. 4 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Tomohiro Shirai and Ari T. Friberg, "Intensity-interferometric spectral-domain optical coherence tomography with dispersion cancellation," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 31, 258-263 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-31-2-258

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