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  • Vol. 4, Iss. 5 — May. 5, 2009

Quantum-optical coherence tomography with classical light

J. Lavoie, R. Kaltenbaek, and K. J. Resch  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 5, pp. 3818-3825 (2009)

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Quantum-optical coherence tomography (Q-OCT) is an interferometric technique for axial imaging offering several advantages over conventional methods. Chirped-pulse interferometry (CPI) was recently demonstrated to exhibit all of the benefits of the quantum interferometer upon which Q-OCT is based. Here we use CPI to measure axial inter-ferograms to profile a sample accruing the important benefits of Q-OCT, including automatic dispersion cancellation, but with 10 million times higher signal. Our technique solves the artifact problem in Q-OCT and highlights the power of classical correlation in optical imaging.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(110.4500) Imaging systems : Optical coherence tomography
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

Original Manuscript: January 9, 2009
Revised Manuscript: February 17, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: February 23, 2009
Published: February 26, 2009

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Vol. 4, Iss. 5 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

J. Lavoie, R. Kaltenbaek, and K. J. Resch, "Quantum-optical coherence tomography with classical light," Opt. Express 17, 3818-3825 (2009)

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