Speckle reduction in optical coherence tomography by frequency compounding.

@article{Pircher2003SpeckleRI,
  title={Speckle reduction in optical coherence tomography by frequency compounding.},
  author={Michael Pircher and Erich Gotzinger and Rainer A. Leitgeb and A. F. Fercher and Christoph K. Hitzenberger},
  journal={Journal of biomedical optics},
  year={2003},
  volume={8 3},
  pages={565-9}
}
We are investigating the possibility of a frequency compounding method for speckle reduction in optical coherence tomography. The method is based on incoherent summation of the magnitudes of two independent interferometric signals, which were recorded at two different center wavelengths simultaneously. We derive the corresponding statistics and compare the theoretical results with measurements obtained in a uniformly scattering sample. Finally we demonstrate our method by comparing images of… CONTINUE READING

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