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  • Editors: Andrew Dunn and Anthony Durkin
  • Vol. 8, Iss. 1 — Feb. 4, 2013

Two-reference swept-source optical coherence tomography of high operation flexibility

Ting-Ta Chi, Chiung-Ting Wu, Chen-Chin Liao, Yi-Chou Tu, Yean-Woei Kiang, and C. C. Yang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 27, pp. 28418-28430 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.028418


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Abstract

The significantly less stringent operation of a two-reference swept-source optical coherence tomography (OCT) system for suppressing the mirror image is demonstrated based on the spatially localized image processing method. With this method, the phase difference between the two reference signals is not limited to 90 degrees. Based on the current experimental operation, the mirror image can be effectively suppressed as long as the phase difference is larger than 20 degrees. In other words, the adjustment of the beam splitter orientation for controlling the phase difference becomes much more flexible. Also, based on a phantom experiment, the combination the spatially localized mirror image suppression method with the two-reference OCT operation leads to the implementation of full-range optical Doppler tomography.

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OCIS Codes
(110.4500) Imaging systems : Optical coherence tomography
(170.3880) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical and biological imaging

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

History
Original Manuscript: September 18, 2012
Revised Manuscript: November 3, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 4, 2012
Published: December 7, 2012

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Vol. 8, Iss. 1 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Ting-Ta Chi, Chiung-Ting Wu, Chen-Chin Liao, Yi-Chou Tu, Yean-Woei Kiang, and C. C. Yang, "Two-reference swept-source optical coherence tomography of high operation flexibility," Opt. Express 20, 28418-28430 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-27-28418


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