Holoscopy-holographic optical coherence tomography

Dierck Hillmann, Christian Lührs, Tim Bonin, Peter Koch, Gereon Hüttmann*

*Corresponding author for this work
43 Citations (Scopus)


Scanning optical coherence tomography (OCT) is limited in sensitivity and resolution by the restricted focal depth of the confocal detection scheme. Holoscopy, a combination of holography and Fourier-domain full-field OCT, is proposed as a way to detect photons from all depths of a sample volume simultaneously with uniform sensitivity and lateral resolution, even at high NAs. By using the scalar diffraction theory, as frequently applied in digital holographic imaging, we fully reconstruct the object field with depth-invariant imaging quality. In vivo imaging of human skin is demonstrated with an image quality comparable to conventionally scanned OCT.

Original languageEnglish
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number13
Pages (from-to)2390-2392
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 01.07.2011


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