Image reconstruction in full-field Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography

A. V. Zvyagin, P. Blazkiewicz, J. Vintrou

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Full-field Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography (3F-OCT) is a full-field version of spectral domain/swept source optical coherence tomography. A set of two-dimensional Fourier holograms is recorded at discrete wavenumbers spanning the swept source tuning range. The resultant three-dimensional data cube contains comprehensive information on the three-dimensional spatial properties of the sample, including its morphological layout and optical scatter. The morphological layout can be reconstructed in software via three-dimensional discrete Fourier transformation. The spatial resolution of the 3F-OCT reconstructed image, however, is degraded due to the presence of a phase cross-term, whose origin and effects are addressed in this paper. We present a theoretical and experimental study of the imaging performance of 3F-OCT, with particular emphasis on elimination of the deleterious effects of the phase cross-term.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)350-356
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Optics A: Pure and Applied Optics
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2005
Externally publishedYes


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