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Title: Method of optical coherence tomography with parallel depth-resolved signal reception and fibre-optic phase modulators

The method of optical coherence tomography with the scheme of parallel reception of the interference signal (P-OCT) is developed on the basis of spatial paralleling of the reference wave by means of a phase diffraction grating producing the appropriate time delay in the Mach–Zehnder interferometer. The absence of mechanical variation of the optical path difference in the interferometer essentially reduces the time required for 2D imaging of the object internal structure, as compared to the classical OCT that uses the time-domain method of the image construction, the sensitivity and the dynamic range being comparable in both approaches. For the resulting field of the interfering object and reference waves an analytical expression is derived that allows the calculation of the autocorrelation function in the plane of photodetectors. For the first time a method of linear phase modulation by 2π is proposed for P-OCT systems, which allows the use of compact high-frequency (a few hundred kHz) piezoelectric cell-based modulators. For the demonstration of the P-OCT method an experimental setup was created, using which the images of the inner structure of biological objects at the depth up to 1 mm with the axial spatial resolution of 12 μm were obtained. (optical coherence tomography)
Authors:
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  1. Institute of Applied Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Nizhnii Novgorod (Russian Federation)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22373657
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Quantum Electronics (Woodbury, N.Y.); Journal Volume: 43; Journal Issue: 12; Other Information: Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; DIFFRACTION GRATINGS; INTERFERENCE; KHZ RANGE; MACH-ZEHNDER INTERFEROMETER; OPTICAL FIBERS; PHOTODETECTORS; PIEZOELECTRICITY; SIGNALS; SPATIAL RESOLUTION; TIME DELAY; TOMOGRAPHY