Optical coherence tomography

Sebastian Marschall, Peter E. Andersen

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In this chapter, we will provide a brief explanation of the principle of optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging and highlight the influence of the light source properties. We will discuss the application of semiconductor lasers in specialized light sources for OCT, namely, in broadband light sources and in broadband wavelength-swept light sources. We will conclude with an outlook on the continuing development of light source technologies for OCT.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSemiconductor Lasers and Diode-based Light Sources for Biophotonics
EditorsPeter E. Andersen, Paul Michael Petersen
PublisherInstitution of Engineering and Technology
Publication date2018
ISBN (Print)978-1-78561-272-5
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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Marschall, S., & Andersen, P. E. (2018). Optical coherence tomography. In P. E. Andersen, & P. M. Petersen (Eds.), Semiconductor Lasers and Diode-based Light Sources for Biophotonics (pp. 409–46). Institution of Engineering and Technology. https://doi.org/10.1049/PBHE007E_ch13