13 June 2000 Modeling the optical coherence tomography geometry using the extended Huygens-Fresnel principle and Monte Carlo simulations
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Proceedings Volume 3914, Laser-Tissue Interaction XI: Photochemical, Photothermal, and Photomechanical; (2000) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.388064
Event: BiOS 2000 The International Symposium on Biomedical Optics, 2000, San Jose, CA, United States
Abstract
We have developed a new theoretical description of the optical coherence tomography (OCT) geometry for imaging in highly scattering tissue. The new model is based on the extended Huygens-Fresnel principle, and it is valid in the single and multiple scattering regimes. The so-called shower curtain effect, which manifests itself in standard OCT systems, is an inherent property of the extended Huygens-Fresnel model. We compare the theoretical analysis with experiments carried out on samples consisting of aqueous suspensions of microspheres and solid phantoms. We calculate the signal-to-noise ratio, and provide an estimation of the maximum attainable probing depth for shot-noise limited detection. Furthermore, we investigate the focusing of the Gaussian probe beam in the tissue using Monte Carlo simulations, and compare it to the extended Huygens-Fresnel model. Finally, we simulate the operation of the OCT system using a specially adapted Monte Carlo simulation code.
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Peter E. Andersen, Peter E. Andersen, Lars Thrane, Lars Thrane, Harold T. Yura, Harold T. Yura, Andreas Tycho, Andreas Tycho, Thomas Martini Joergensen, Thomas Martini Joergensen, } "Modeling the optical coherence tomography geometry using the extended Huygens-Fresnel principle and Monte Carlo simulations", Proc. SPIE 3914, Laser-Tissue Interaction XI: Photochemical, Photothermal, and Photomechanical, (13 June 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.388064; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.388064
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