Inverse scattering for optical coherence tomography.


Journal Article

Inverse scattering theory for optical coherence tomography (OCT) is developed. The results are used to produce algorithms to resolve three-dimensional object structure, taking into account the finite beam width, diffraction, and defocusing effects. The resolution normally achieved only in the focal plane of the OCT system is shown to be available for all illuminated depths in the object without moving the focal plane. Spatially invariant resolution is verified with numerical simulations and indicates an improvement of the high-resolution cross-sectional imaging capabilities of OCT.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

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

Published Date

  • May 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 23 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 1027 - 1037

PubMed ID

  • 16642179

Pubmed Central ID

  • 16642179

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1520-8532

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1084-7529

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1364/josaa.23.001027


  • eng