Spectroscopic optical coherence tomography

U. Morgner, W. Drexler, X. Li, F. X. Kartner, C. Pitris, Stephen Allen Boppart, E. P. Ippen, J. G. Fujimoto

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Optical coherence tomography (OCT) has emerged as a powerful imaging technique for biological tissue. OCT can perform real time, in situ imaging of tissue cross sectional microstructure with micron resolution. The spatial resolution of OCT depends directly on the optical bandwidth and thus on the coherence length of the used light source. Using a femtosecond modelocked Ti:sapphire laser as a low coherence source, in vivo imaging of biological tissue is demonstrated with spatial resolution below 2 μm.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIQEC, International Quantum Electronics Conference Proceedings
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ, United States
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1999 Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference (QELS '99) - Baltimore, MD, USA
Duration: May 23 1999May 28 1999


OtherProceedings of the 1999 Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference (QELS '99)
CityBaltimore, MD, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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