Unbalanced versus balanced operation in an optical coherence tomography system

Podoleanu, A.G.H. (2000) Unbalanced versus balanced operation in an optical coherence tomography system. Applied Optics, 39 (1). pp. 173-182. ISSN 0003-6935. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

The choice of a balanced optical coherence tomography (OCT) configuration versus an unbalanced OCT configuration with optimized reference-arm attenuation is discussed. The choice depends on the receiver noise, the fiber-end reflection R, and the power to the object. When OCT is used to investigate biological tissue an equivalent R' can be evaluated as the compound reflected light from tissue. In this case an additional parameter has to be considered: the confocal optical sectioning interval of the OCT system. (C) 2000 Optical Society of America OCIS codes: 170.4500, 170.1790, 230.5160, 070.6020, 060.2370, 030.4280.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Physical Sciences > Optics
Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Physical Sciences
Depositing User: A. Xie
Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2009 10:42
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2012 11:36
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/16504 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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