Multi-window approach enables two-fold improvement in OCT axial resolution with strong side-lobe suppression and improved phase sensitivity
Posted on 2023-11-17 - 16:53
A common processing approach for optical coherence tomography (OCT) uses a window function (e.g., Hann or rectangular window) for spectral shaping prior to calculating the Fourier transform. Here we build on a multi-window approach [Opt. Express 8, 5267 (2017)] that enables improved resolution while still suppressing side-lobe intensity. The shape of the window function defines the trade-off between main-lobe width (resolution) and side-lobe intensity. We have extended the approach to include the interferometric phase for phase-sensitive applications like vibrometry and Doppler OCT. Using the Hann window as a reference, we show that 11 Taylor windows are sufficient to achieve 50% improvement in axial resolution, -31 dB side-lobe intensity, and 20% improvement in phase sensitivity with low computational cost.
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Walker, Clayton; WISNIOWIECKI, ANNA; Tang, Jack; Quinones, Patricia; Kim, Wihan; Oghalai, John; et al. (2023). Multi-window approach enables two-fold improvement in OCT axial resolution with strong side-lobe suppression and improved phase sensitivity. Optica Publishing Group. Collection. https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.c.6922579.v2
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