Digital algorithm for dispersion correction in optical coherence tomography for homogeneous and stratified media

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The resolution of optical coherence tomography (OCT) often suffers from blurring caused by material dispersion. We present a numerical algorithm for computationally correcting the effect of material dispersion on OCT reflectance data for homogeneous and stratified media. This is experimentally demonstrated by correcting the image of a polydimethyl siloxane microfludic structure and of glass slides. The algorithm can be implemented using the fast Fourier transform. With broad spectral bandwidths and highly dispersive media or thick objects, dispersion correction becomes increasingly important. © 2003 Optical Society of America.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Marks, DL; Oldenburg, AL; Reynolds, JJ; Boppart, SA

Published Date

  • January 10, 2003

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 42 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 204 - 217

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2155-3165

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1559-128X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1364/AO.42.000204

Citation Source

  • Scopus