Tissue surface as the reference arm in Fourier domain optical coherence tomography

Nikola Krstajic, C. T. A. Brown, Kishan Dholakia, Mario Giardini

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract


We present a simple method applicable to common path Fourier domain optical coherence tomography (FDOCT) in which the tissue surface is used as the reference arm. A key advantage of this technique in FDOCT is that tissue surface appears at the top of the image thus avoiding a mirror image artefact. Also, this simplifies system alignment and dispersion matching. Although the inherent tissue surface reflectivity is limited, we propose using aluminum hydroxide powder as a potential tissue surface diffuser to allow wider application of this methodology.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 7 Sept 2011
EventIOP Optical Coherence Tomography - Institute of Physics, London, United Kingdom
Duration: 7 Sept 20117 Sept 2011


ConferenceIOP Optical Coherence Tomography
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • optical coherence tomography
  • tissue surface
  • fourier domain
  • aluminum hydroxide powder
  • diffuser
  • mirror image


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