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Multirate Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography

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posted on 2023-03-02, 17:01 authored by Prabhav Gaur, Andrew Grieco, Yeshaiahu Fainman
Optical coherence tomography is state-of-the-art in non-invasive imaging of biological structures. Spectral Domain Optical Co-herence Tomography is the popularly used variation of this technique, but its performance is limited by the bandwidth and res-olution of the system. In this work, we theoretically formulate the use of phase modulators and delay lines to act as filters on the tomography system and scan multiple channels. Various channels are then combined in a digital computer using filter bank theory to improve the sampling rate . The combination of multiple channels allows for increasing the axial resolution and maximum unambiguous range beyond the Nyquist limit. We then simulate the multirate spectral domain optical coherence tomography with 2 channels. We show that a single delay line can improve the axial resolution while a pair of phase modulators can improve the maximum unambiguous range of the system. We also show the use of multirate filter banks to carry out this process. Thus, by using a few extra components in the spectral domain optical coherence tomography, its performance can be increased manifold de-pending on the number of channels used. The extra cost is the time taken to perform the extra scans that is trivial for stationary objects like biological tissues.



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