Abstract

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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1995 (1)

1993 (3)

1991 (1)

A. F. Leung, J. E. Lee, Am. J. Phys. 59, 663 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Boppart, S. A.

Bouma, B.

Brezinski, M. E.

Fujimoto, J. G.

Hee, M. R.

Huang, D.

E. A. Swanson, J. A. Izatt, M. R. Hee, D. Huang, C. P. Lin, J. S. Schuman, C. A. Puliafito, J. G. Fujimoto, Opt. Lett. 18, 1864 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. A. Izatt, M. R. Lee, D. Huang, J. G. Fujimoto, E. Swanson, C. P. Lin, J. S. Shuman, C. A. Puliafito, Proc. SPIE 1877, 136 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Izatt, J. A.

Lee, J. E.

A. F. Leung, J. E. Lee, Am. J. Phys. 59, 663 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Lee, M. R.

J. A. Izatt, M. R. Lee, D. Huang, J. G. Fujimoto, E. Swanson, C. P. Lin, J. S. Shuman, C. A. Puliafito, Proc. SPIE 1877, 136 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Leung, A. F.

A. F. Leung, J. E. Lee, Am. J. Phys. 59, 663 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Lin, C. P.

E. A. Swanson, J. A. Izatt, M. R. Hee, D. Huang, C. P. Lin, J. S. Schuman, C. A. Puliafito, J. G. Fujimoto, Opt. Lett. 18, 1864 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. A. Izatt, M. R. Lee, D. Huang, J. G. Fujimoto, E. Swanson, C. P. Lin, J. S. Shuman, C. A. Puliafito, Proc. SPIE 1877, 136 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Puliafito, C. A.

J. A. Izatt, M. R. Lee, D. Huang, J. G. Fujimoto, E. Swanson, C. P. Lin, J. S. Shuman, C. A. Puliafito, Proc. SPIE 1877, 136 (1993).
[CrossRef]

E. A. Swanson, J. A. Izatt, M. R. Hee, D. Huang, C. P. Lin, J. S. Schuman, C. A. Puliafito, J. G. Fujimoto, Opt. Lett. 18, 1864 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Schuman, J. S.

Shuman, J. S.

J. A. Izatt, M. R. Lee, D. Huang, J. G. Fujimoto, E. Swanson, C. P. Lin, J. S. Shuman, C. A. Puliafito, Proc. SPIE 1877, 136 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Swanson, E.

J. A. Izatt, M. R. Lee, D. Huang, J. G. Fujimoto, E. Swanson, C. P. Lin, J. S. Shuman, C. A. Puliafito, Proc. SPIE 1877, 136 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Swanson, E. A.

Tearney, D. J.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental arrangement.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Newton rings from a plane mirror; horizontal and vertical scales 50 mV/div (185 μm/div).

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Images obtained from a 5-pence coin. The reference path was increased in steps of 20 μm between the top left the bottom right, reading across rows; horizontal and vertical scales 100 mV/div (370 μm/div).

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Δ = 2 ( O N O P ) = 2 ( r cos α r ) .
Δ = 2 M λ / 2 ,
δ β = x 2 x 1 δ α = x 2 x 1 λ cos 2 α 2 r sin α x 2 x 1 λ 2 r α ,
β ( t ) = 4 k U t F ,
f = 8 k U x 1 F x 2 r α λ .
v = 4 k U x 1 F x 2 r α .
R M = 2 r + M λ 2 [ 1 ( 2 r 2 r + M λ ) 2 ] 1 / 2 .
R M M r λ ,
A ( π / 2 ) l c r .

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