Two-dimensional optical coherence tomography using spectral domain interferometry

Yuichi Teramura, Masayuki Suekuni, Fumihiko Kannari

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A novel low-coherence interferometry method for obtaining tomographic images without any beam scans according to optical path length is described. An interference pattern is spectrally dispersed and a series of single-frequency one-dimensional holograms is simultaneously recorded by a CCD camera. Subsequent numerical fringe analysis can recover a two-dimensional coherence-gated image. Since the two-dimensional information can be instantaneously obtained with this method, temporally continuing coherence-gated images are obtainable for moving objects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-26
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Optics A: Pure and Applied Optics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Jan

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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