Optical coherence tomography

E. Swanson, J. Izatt, M. Hee, D. Huang, C. Lint, C. Puliafitot, J. Fujimoto

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2 Scopus citations


Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a new technique for non-contact cross-sectional imaging based on optical coherence domain reflectometery (OCDR). OCDR (also called low coherence interferometery) has been used to achieve high resolution (∼10 μm) and high sensitivity (∼ 100 dB) longitudinal ranging measurements in optical components and biological tissues.1-4 OCT, an extension of OCDR, combines multiple longitudinal scans to form a gray scale or false color cross-sectional images. This technology has a wide range of biomedical and other applications. It is particularly well suited for ophthalmic applications where, in contrast to other techniques such as ultrasound and scanning laser ophthalmoscopes, high resolution can be achieved in both anterior and posterior structure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLEOS 1992 - Conference Proceedings, IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)0780305264
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes
Event1992 Annual Meeting of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, LEOS 1992 - Boston, United States
Duration: Nov 16 1992Nov 19 1992

Publication series

NameConference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting-LEOS
ISSN (Print)1092-8081


Conference1992 Annual Meeting of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, LEOS 1992
Country/TerritoryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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