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Dispersion compensation methods for ultrahigh-resolution optical coherence tomography
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Paper Abstract

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) has been developed for more than one decade. With the optimum of system configuration such as light source, the imaging elements, the imaging quality has been improved to a higher level. However, many ideal assumptions including dispersion cancellation. in the study of OCT system have become inapplicable. Actually, dispersion, can lead to a wavelength dependent phase distortion in sample arm, and finally result in a degrading in image resolution. Therefore, many dispersion compensation methods have been presented by researchers to correct the distorted image. In this paper, the principle of dispersion in OCT imaging system is discussed, and we demonstrate how it affects image quality. Then, with respect to the compensation methods as our knowledge, we classify them into hardware compensation and software compensation and present the detailed procedures and their characteristics, respectively. At last, a detailed discussion has been made to conclude that novel algorithms which can perform higher order compensation with depth variant are necessary and uniform evaluating criteria as well.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 October 2006
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6047, Fourth International Conference on Photonics and Imaging in Biology and Medicine, 60471S (27 October 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.710898
Show Author Affiliations
Qiang Gong, 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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