Share Email Print
cover

Proceedings Paper

Monte Carlo modeling of optical coherence tomography systems
Format Member Price Non-Member Price
PDF $14.40 $18.00

Paper Abstract

A Monte Carlo model of light scattering in tissue is described and used to estimate the signal-to-noise-ratio that can be obtained with an optical coherence tomography (OCT) system. By utilizing the correspondence between the Wigner phase-space distribution and the specific intensity in the small-angle approximation, the novel Monte Carlo model is valid for light reflected both from and outside the focal plane of the system. The model is compared with experiments and an analytical model and good agreement is found. It is expected that the model can be used to examine how multiple scattering affects the axial resolution for a given source bandwidth.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 2004
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5316, Coherence Domain Optical Methods and Optical Coherence Tomography in Biomedicine VIII, (1 July 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.529279
Show Author Affiliations
Michael H. Frosz, Danmarks Tekniske Univ. (Denmark)
Thomas Martini Jorgensen, Riso National Lab. (Denmark)
Andreas Tycho, OCT Innovation ApS (Denmark)
Lars Thrane, Riso National Lab. (Denmark)
Harold T. Yura, The Aerospace Corp. (United States)
Peter Eskil Andersen, Riso National Lab. (Denmark)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5316:
Coherence Domain Optical Methods and Optical Coherence Tomography in Biomedicine VIII
Valery V. Tuchin; Joseph A. Izatt; James G. Fujimoto, Editor(s)

© SPIE. Terms of Use
Back to Top