Inverse scattering for rotationally scanned optical coherence tomography.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Optical coherence tomography of luminal structures, such as for intravascular or gastrointestinal imaging, is performed by using a fiber-optic catheter as a beam-delivery probe. The interrogating beam is scanned angularly by rotating the fiber around a fixed central axis. Because the beam is focused only at a fixed distance from the center of the fiber, only scatterers near this distance are resolved. We present a solution of the inverse scattering problem that provides an estimate of the susceptibility of the sample for an angularly scanned Gaussian beam focused at a fixed distance from the origin. This solution provides quantitatively meaningful reconstructions while also extending the volume of the sample that is resolvable by the instrument.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Marks, DL; Ralston, TS; Carney, PS; Boppart, SA

Published Date

  • October 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 23 / 10

Start / End Page

  • 2433 - 2439

PubMed ID

  • 16985528

Pubmed Central ID

  • 16985528

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1520-8532

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1084-7529

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1364/josaa.23.002433


  • eng