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Spectral optical coherence tomography using three-phase shifting method
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Paper Abstract

Spectral OCT (SOCT), with high acquisition speed and high dynamic range, has been implemented by many research groups in the world. However, SOCT image inherently has virtual image, including auto-correlation noise and mirror image. The existence of the virtual image may deteriorate the quality of the image. In order to eliminate those virtual images, some methods have been demonstrated effective, such as differential SOCT and complex SOCT. In this paper, a novel method is proposed i.e. three-phase shifting method. The pathlength of the reference arm is changed for certain distance by PZT controller. Three phase shifted coherence spectra are recorded for A-line. The reconstruction algorithm can eliminate both auto-correlation noise and minor image, thus improve the signal-to-noise ratio of the SOCT image. Furthermore, this method is also able to amplify the measuring range of SOCT by a factor of 2. An intact porcine cornea tissue in vitro is further used to show the potential of this method for high-resolution biological imaging.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 October 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6047, Fourth International Conference on Photonics and Imaging in Biology and Medicine, 60470R (27 October 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.710670
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Zhenhe Ma, Tianjin Univ. (China)
Jingying Jiang, Tianjin Univ. (China)
Ruikang K. Wang, Tianjin Univ. (China)
Oregon Health and Science Univ. (United States)
Fan Zhang, Tianjin Univ. (China)
Jianquan Yao, Tianjin Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6047:
Fourth International Conference on Photonics and Imaging in Biology and Medicine
Kexin Xu; Qingming Luo; Da Xing; Alexander V. Priezzhev; Valery V. Tuchin, Editor(s)

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