publications by Joseph A. Izatt.

Papers Published

  1. Izatt, J.A. and Hsing-Wen Wang and Kulkarni, M. and Canto, M.I. and Sivak, M.V., Optical coherence microscopy in gastrointestinal tissues, CLEO '96. Summaries of Papers Presented at the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics. Vol.9. 1996 Technical Digest Series. Conference Edition (IEEE Cat. No.96CH35899) (1996), pp. 56 - 7 .
    (last updated on 2007/04/13)

    Summary form only given. Optical coherence microscopy (OCM) is a novel technique complementary to optical coherence tomography (OCT), which combines low-coherence interferometry with confocal microscopy to achieve micron-resolution optical imaging deep in highly scattering media. OCM can be implemented using a single mode fiber optic low-coherence interferometer. We have implemented an OCM system specifically designed for high-resolution imaging deep in highly scattering tissues by utilizing low-coherence illumination from a superluminescent diode (SLD) source at 1.3-μm center wavelength. High-sensitivity detection of backscattered light (>95 dB dynamic range) is accomplished using heterodyne detection at 1.6-kHz modulation frequency, provided by small-amplitude PZT modulation of the reference arm length. OCM examination of microscopic morphology in bulk gastrointestinal tissues in situ is illustrated

    backscatter;biological techniques;biomedical imaging;image resolution;infrared imaging;light coherence;light scattering;optical microscopy;optical transfer function;