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Optical coherence tomography in scattering media using a continuous-wave tunable laser diode
Author(s): Takeaki Yoshimura; Hajime Hiratsuka; Eiji Kido; Keiichi Yamada
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Paper Abstract

A tomographic imaging system based on the principle of an optical frequency domain reflectometry is presented. The light source is a tunable laser diode whose optical frequency is scanned over 6.3 THz during 5.76 s, and the photosensor is a CCD camera of wide dynamic range. The main performance of this system can measure simultaneously the 3-D information of reflectivity through scattering media without the need for mechanical scanning.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 July 1998
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3479, Laser Interferometry IX: Applications, (6 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.316450
Show Author Affiliations
Takeaki Yoshimura, Kobe Univ. (Japan)
Hajime Hiratsuka, Kobe Univ. (Japan)
Eiji Kido, Kobe Univ. (Japan)
Keiichi Yamada, Daiken Medical Co., Ltd. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3479:
Laser Interferometry IX: Applications
Ryszard J. Pryputniewicz; Gordon M. Brown; Werner P. O. Jueptner, Editor(s)

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