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OCT techniques
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Paper Abstract

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) has become one of the most promising imaging techniques in biology and medicine. Microscopic techniques using rapid image acquisition by scanning beam techniques and large-sample macroscopic techniques using scanning-stages have been developed. Basic to all OCT imaging schemes described so far is the use of low coherence techniques to detect the depth position of light remitting sites in the object. Either time-domain OCT imaging or Fourier-domain OCT imaging can be used. Furthermore, OCT techniques have been developed for metrologic application s like the measurement of the refractive index of tissue and the velocity profile of fluids in tubes. This paper reviews OCT imaging techniques used in experimental and clinical applications and discusses arrangement s to improve longitudinal and transversal resolution.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 December 1996
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2930, Lasers in Ophthalmology IV, (5 December 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.260869
Show Author Affiliations
Adolf Friedrich Fercher, Institute of Medical Physics/Univ. of Vienna (Austria)
Wolfgang Drexler, Institute of Medical Physics/Univ. of Vienna (Austria)
Christoph K. Hitzenberger, Institute of Medical Physics/Univ. of Vienna (Austria)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2930:
Lasers in Ophthalmology IV
Reginald Birngruber; Adolf Friedrich Fercher; Philippe Sourdille, Editor(s)

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