Inverse scattering problem for optical coherence tomography

Oscar P. Bruno, Julian Chaubell
2003 Optics Letters  
We deal with the imaging problem of determining the internal structure of a body from backscattered laser light and low-coherence interferometry. Specifically, using the interference fringes that result when the backscattering of low-coherence light is made to interfere with the reference beam, we obtain maps detailing the values of the refractive index within the sample. Our approach accounts fully for the statistical nature of the coherence phenomenon; the numerical experiments that we
more » ... ents that we present, which show image reconstructions of high quality, were obtained under noise f loors exceeding those present for various experimental setups reported in the literature.
doi:10.1364/ol.28.002049 pmid:14587811 fatcat:ogjtvvewwbgtld5hai2pfsmi7u