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Advances in Optical Technologies
Volume 2012, Article ID 435408, 26 pages
Review Article

Full-Field and Single-Shot Full-Field Optical Coherence Tomography: A Novel Technique for Biomedical Imaging Applications

Division of Biomedical Engineering, Biophotonics & Functional Imaging Laboratory, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR 97239, USA

Received 17 October 2011; Revised 23 December 2011; Accepted 23 December 2011

Academic Editor: Joseph Rosen

Copyright © 2012 Hrebesh Molly Subhash. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Since its introduction, optical coherence tomography (OCT) technology has advanced dramatically in various field of both clinical and fundamental research. Full-field and Single-shot full-field OCT (FF-OCT and SS-FF-OCT) are alternative OCT concepts, which aims to improve the image acquisition speed and to simplify the optical setup of conventional point-scan OCT by realizing direct line field or full-field sample imaging onto an array or line detector such as CCD or CMOS camera. FF-OCT and SS-FF-OCT are based on bulk optics Linnik-type Michelson interferometer with relatively high numerical aperture (NA) microscopic objectives. This paper will give you an overview of the principle of various types of FF-OCT and SS-FF-OCT techniques and its associated system design concept and image reconstruction algorithms.