Coherence imaging by use of a Newton rings sampling function


We show that, with suitable optics in the arm of a Michelson interferometer, orthogonal galvo-scanning mirrors build a sampling function in the form of Newton rings when the two interferometer arms are matched. Using a low-coherence source, one can obtain transversal depth-resolved images. A fast display procedure using a storage oscilloscope was devised based on this method.

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Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Aston Institute of Photonics Technology (AIPT)
Additional Information: © 1996 Optical Society of America
Uncontrolled Keywords: Michelson interferometer,orthogonal galvo-scanning mirrors,sampling function,Newton rings,interferometer arm,low-coherence source,transversal depth-resolved images,storage oscilloscope
Publication ISSN: 1539-4794
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Date Deposited: 12 May 2011 09:54
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Published Date: 1996-11-01
Authors: Podoleanu, Adiran G.
Dobre, George M.
Webb, David J. (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-5495-1296)
Jackson, David A.



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