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Improvement of axial resolution in optical coherence tomography by optical pupil filter
Author(s): Lin Zhou; Zhihua Ding; Jie Meng; Zhenming Zhou
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Paper Abstract

Axial resolution is a key factor in optical coherence tomography (OCT). Biomedical applications will benefit from improved resolution and quality that ultrahigh resolution OCT can provide. Existing approaches to improve axial resolution of OCT mostly depend on new broadband light sources, which are always costly and inconvenient in instrumentation. In this paper we adopt an alternative method to enhance the axial resolution of OCT by combining coherence gate with optical superresolution. A three-zone phase pupil filter is designed and inserted into the sample arm of OCT. The depth responses measured demonstrate that an improvement of more than 15% in axial resolution is achieved in the proposed OCT system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 2007
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6534, Fifth International Conference on Photonics and Imaging in Biology and Medicine, 65342T (1 May 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.741435
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Lin Zhou, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Zhihua Ding, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Jie Meng, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Zhenming Zhou, Zhejiang Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6534:
Fifth International Conference on Photonics and Imaging in Biology and Medicine

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