Performance Analysis of Reconstruction Techniques for Frequency-Domain Optical-Coherence Tomography

We address the issue of noise robustness of reconstruction techniques for frequency-domain optical-coherence tomography (FDOCT). We consider three reconstruction techniques: Fourier, iterative phase recovery, and cepstral techniques. We characterize the reconstructions in terms of their statistical bias and variance and obtain approximate analytical expressions under the assumption of small noise. We also perform Monte Carlo analyses and show that the experimental results are in agreement with the theoretical predictions. It turns out that the iterative and cepstral techniques yield reconstructions with a smaller bias than the Fourier method. The three techniques, however, have identical variance profiles, and their consistency increases linearly as a function of the signal-to-noise ratio.


Published in:
IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, 59, 3, 1947–1951
Year:
2010
Publisher:
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
ISSN:
1053-587X
Keywords:
Laboratories:




 Record created 2011-02-17, last modified 2018-03-18

n/a:
Download fulltextPDF
External links:
Download fulltextURL
Download fulltextURL
Rate this document:

Rate this document:
1
2
3
 
(Not yet reviewed)