14 February 2018 Scaled nonuniform Fourier transform for image reconstruction in swept source optical coherence tomography
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Swept Source optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT) is an important imaging modality for both medical and industrial diagnostic applications. A cross-sectional SS-OCT image is obtained by applying an inverse discrete Fourier transform (DFT) to axial interferograms measured in the frequency domain (k-space). This inverse DFT is typically implemented as a fast Fourier transform (FFT) that requires the data samples to be equidistant in k-space. As the frequency of light produced by a typical wavelength-swept laser is nonlinear in time, the recorded interferogram samples will not be uniformly spaced in k-space. Many image reconstruction methods have been proposed to overcome this problem. Most such methods rely on oversampling the measured interferogram then use either hardware, e.g., Mach-Zhender interferometer as a frequency clock module, or software, e.g., interpolation in k-space, to obtain equally spaced samples that are suitable for the FFT. To overcome the problem of nonuniform sampling in k-space without any need for interferogram oversampling, an earlier method demonstrated the use of the nonuniform discrete Fourier transform (NDFT) for image reconstruction in SS-OCT. In this paper, we present a more accurate method for SS-OCT image reconstruction from nonuniform samples in k-space using a scaled nonuniform Fourier transform. The result is demonstrated using SS-OCT images of Axolotl salamander eggs.
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Biniyam Mezgebo, Karim Nagib, Namal Fernando, Behzad Kordi, Sherif Sherif, "Scaled nonuniform Fourier transform for image reconstruction in swept source optical coherence tomography ", Proc. SPIE 10483, Optical Coherence Tomography and Coherence Domain Optical Methods in Biomedicine XXII, 104832S (14 February 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2292163; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2292163
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