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Spectral domain polarization sensitive optical coherence tomography at 1.55 µm: novel developments and applications for dynamic studies in materials science
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Paper Abstract

In this paper it is demonstrated, how research in optical coherence tomography (OCT) for biomedical diagnostics successfully triggered new developments in the field of mechanical material testing. With the help of a specifically designed, compact and robust spectral domain polarization sensitive OCT (SD-PS-OCT) setup, which is operating at 1.55 μm, dynamic investigations of technical materials - like bulk polymers and composite samples - can be performed under various conditions. Already by evaluating the speckle pattern of the standard SD-OCT images with advanced image processing methods, valuable information on the deformation and flow characteristics of samples subjected to tensile tests can be obtained. By additionally taking the birefringence properties into account, complementary knowledge on the evolvement of the internal stress situation is obtained in a spatially resolved way.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 February 2011
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7889, Optical Coherence Tomography and Coherence Domain Optical Methods in Biomedicine XV, 78890Z (11 February 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.873542
Show Author Affiliations
David Stifter, Johannes Kepler Univ. Linz (Austria)
Elisabeth Leiss-Holzinger, Research Ctr. for Non Destructive Testing GmbH (Austria)
Bettina Heise, Johannes Kepler Univ. Linz (Austria)
Jean-Luc Bouchot, Johannes Kepler Univ. Linz (Austria)
Zoltan Major, Johannes Kepler Univ. Linz (Austria)
Michael Pircher, Medical Univ. of Vienna (Austria)
Erich Götzinger, Medical Univ. of Vienna (Austria)
Bernhard Baumann, Medical Univ. of Vienna (Austria)
Christoph K. Hitzenberger, Medical Univ. of Vienna (Austria)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7889:
Optical Coherence Tomography and Coherence Domain Optical Methods in Biomedicine XV
James G. Fujimoto; Joseph A. Izatt; Valery V. Tuchin, Editor(s)

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