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  • Editor: Gregory W. Faris
  • Vol. 5, Iss. 7 — Apr. 26, 2010

Single camera spectral domain polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography using offset B-scan modulation

Chuanmao Fan and Gang Yao  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 7, pp. 7281-7287 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.007281


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Abstract

We report a simple implementation to acquire spectral domain polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography (PSOCT) using a single camera. By combining a dual-delay assembly in the reference arm and offset B-scan in the sample arm, the orthogonal vertical- and horizontal-polarized images were acquired in parallel and spatially separated by a fixed distance in the full range image space. The two orthogonal polarization images were recombined to calculate the intensity, retardance and fast-axis images. This system was easy to implement and capable of acquiring high-speed in vivo 3D polarization-sensitive OCT images.

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OCIS Codes
(110.4500) Imaging systems : Optical coherence tomography
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

History
Original Manuscript: January 6, 2010
Revised Manuscript: March 15, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: March 17, 2010
Published: March 24, 2010

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Vol. 5, Iss. 7 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Chuanmao Fan and Gang Yao, "Single camera spectral domain polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography using offset B-scan modulation," Opt. Express 18, 7281-7287 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-7-7281


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