Partially coherent illumination in full-field interferometric synthetic aperture microscopy.


Journal Article

A model is developed for optical coherence tomography and interferometric synthetic aperture microscopy (ISAM) systems employing full-field frequency-scanned illumination with partial spatial coherence. This model is used to derive efficient ISAM inverse scattering algorithms that give diffraction-limited resolution in regions typically regarded as out of focus. Partial spatial coherence of the source is shown to have the advantage of mitigating multiple-scattering effects that can otherwise produce significant artifacts in full-field coherent imaging.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Marks, DL; Davis, BJ; Boppart, SA; Scott Carney, P

Published Date

  • February 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 26 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 376 - 386

PubMed ID

  • 19183692

Pubmed Central ID

  • 19183692

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1520-8532

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1084-7529

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1364/josaa.26.000376


  • eng