Frontiers of Optoelectronics

, Volume 10, Issue 3, pp 323–328 | Cite as

Medium chromatic dispersion calculation and correction in spectral-domain optical coherence tomography

  • Vasily A. MatkivskyEmail author
  • Alexander A. Moiseev
  • Sergey Yu. Ksenofontov
  • Irina V. Kasatkina
  • Grigory V. Gelikonov
  • Dmitry V. Shabanov
  • Pavel A. Shilyagin
  • Valentine M. Gelikonov
Research Article


A method for determining and correcting distortions in spectral-domain optical coherence tomography images caused by medium dispersion was developed. The method is based on analysis of the phase distribution of the interference signal recorded by an optical coherence tomography device using an iterative approach to find and compensate for the effect of a medium’s chromatic dispersion on point-spread function broadening in optical coherence tomography. This enables compensation of the impact of medium dispersion to an accuracy of a fraction of a radian (units of percent) while avoiding additional measurements and solution of the optimization problem. The robustness of the method was demonstrated experimentally using model and biological objects.


optical coherence tomography (OCT) dispersion image resolution restoration 


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The research in part of the development of the method was supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (Grant No. 15-29-03897). The experimental verification part was supported by the State task for IAP RAS project No. 0035-2014-0018.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vasily A. Matkivsky
    • 1
    Email author
  • Alexander A. Moiseev
    • 1
  • Sergey Yu. Ksenofontov
    • 1
  • Irina V. Kasatkina
    • 1
  • Grigory V. Gelikonov
    • 1
  • Dmitry V. Shabanov
    • 1
  • Pavel A. Shilyagin
    • 1
  • Valentine M. Gelikonov
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Applied PhysicsRussian Academy of SciencesNizhny NovgorodRussia

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