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Doppler-based lateral motion tracking for optical coherence tomography

Nicolás Weiss, Ton G. van Leeuwen, and Jeroen Kalkman  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 12, pp. 2220-2222 (2012)

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Nonuniform lateral scanning of the probe beam in optical coherence tomography produces imaging artifacts and leads to a morphologically inaccurate representation of the sample. Here, we demonstrate a solution to this problem, which is based on the Doppler shift carried by the complex-valued depth-resolved scattering amplitude. Furthermore, we demonstrate the feasibility of Doppler flow velocity measurements in underlying flow channels while laterally scanning the imaging probe over large surfaces with arbitrary and varying velocity. Finally, we performed centimeters-long hand-held B-mode imaging of skin in vivo.

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OCIS Codes
(170.3010) Medical optics and biotechnology : Image reconstruction techniques
(170.3880) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical and biological imaging
(170.4500) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical coherence tomography
(330.4150) Vision, color, and visual optics : Motion detection

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Medical Optics and Biotechnology

Original Manuscript: March 15, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: April 16, 2012
Published: June 4, 2012

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Vol. 7, Iss. 8 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Nicolás Weiss, Ton G. van Leeuwen, and Jeroen Kalkman, "Doppler-based lateral motion tracking for optical coherence tomography," Opt. Lett. 37, 2220-2222 (2012)

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