Methods and apparatus for assessing and correcting phase variations and motion artifacts in a coherent tomogram of a sample. Coherent techniques are used scan a broadband optical beam across a sample in a specified scan pattern and to acquire a cube of complex data constituting a full tomogram. Generalized motion of the sample is then quantified based at least on a phase variation measured during the course of scanning the broadband optical beam in the specified scan pattern. Generalized motion includes both actual motion and apparent motion due to organized variation of some physical parameter such as temperature. Intensity structure of speckle imaged during the course of coherently acquiring the full tomograpm may be used to correct for motion of the sample in a plane transverse to a depth axis along the incident beam.
Original languageEnglish (US)
U.S. patent number10524663
StatePublished - Jan 7 2020


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