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Optical coherence tomography with the "spectral radar": fast optical analysis in volume scatterers by short-coherence interferometry
Author(s): Michael A. Bail; Gerd Haeusler; Juergen M. Herrmann; Michael W. Lindner; R. Ringler
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Paper Abstract

We present a sensor for acquisition of cross-sectional images of volume scatterers, we call it 'spectral radar'. Medical and technical applications are possible. The sensor is a modified Michelson interferometer, with a broad bandwidth light source. The scattering amplitude a(z) along one vertical axis from the surface into the bulk can be measured within one exposure. No reference arm scanning is necessary. Measurement results of stationary and non stationary scattering phantoms, human skin and of a fish eye in vitro are shown.

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Date Published: 6 December 1996
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2925, Photon Propagation in Tissues II, (6 December 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.260841
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Michael A. Bail, Univ. of Erlangen-Nuernberg (Germany)
Gerd Haeusler, Univ. of Erlangen-Nuernberg (Germany)
Juergen M. Herrmann, Univ. of Erlangen-Nuernberg (Germany)
Michael W. Lindner, Univ. of Erlangen-Nuernberg (Germany)
R. Ringler, Univ. of Erlangen-Nuernberg (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2925:
Photon Propagation in Tissues II
David A. Benaron M.D.; Britton Chance; Gerhard J. Mueller, Editor(s)

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