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  • Vol. 2, Iss. 3 — Mar. 7, 2007

Single camera based spectral domain polarization sensitive optical coherence tomography

Bernhard Baumann, Erich Götzinger, Michael Pircher, and Christoph K. Hitzenberger  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 3, pp. 1054-1063 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.001054


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Abstract

We developed a new spectral domain polarization sensitive optical coherence tomography (SD PS-OCT) system that requires only a single spectrometer CCD camera. The spectra of the horizontal and vertical polarization channels are imaged adjacent to each other on a 2048 pixel line scan camera, using 1024 pixels for each channel. Advantages of the system are reduced costs and complexity, lower demands on timing and triggering circuitry, and higher robustness against camera misalignments. We discuss the additional postprocessing required to accommodate for spectral distortions, show calibration measurements in a test sample, and finally demonstrate the system for measuring human ocular tissue in vivo.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(170.4500) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical coherence tomography
(170.4580) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical diagnostics for medicine
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices

ToC Category:
Medical Optics and Biotechnology

History
Original Manuscript: November 27, 2006
Revised Manuscript: January 17, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: January 17, 2007
Published: February 5, 2007

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Bernhard Baumann, Erich Götzinger, Michael Pircher, and Christoph K. Hitzenberger, "Single camera based spectral domain polarization sensitive optical coherence tomography," Opt. Express 15, 1054-1063 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-3-1054


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