IEEE Winnipeg Section


EMBS Chapter Seminar


Trends in Optical Coherence Tomography


Monday, May 16th, 2011 at 11:00 AM


E2 – 350 EITC, Fort Garry Campus, University of Manitoba


Prof. Adrian Podoleanu
Professor of Biomedical Optics
Head of the Applied Optics Group
School of Physical Sciences,
University of Kent, Canterbury
United Kingdom


The number of publications in optical coherence tomography (OCT) has doubled in the last 3 years. Traditionally applied to imaging the eye, OCT is now being extended to fields outside ophthalmology and optometry. This explains one of the reasons of rapid OCT developments in recent years. A second reason is the increase in the acquisition speed by more than 100 times in the last 5 years, mainly due to progress in the technology of fast tuneable lasers. Widening its applicability, progress in the core engine of the technology, and impact on development of novel optical sources, make OCT a very active and rapidly evolving field. Principles of time domain and spectral domain OCT technologies will be presented comparatively and how their advantages and disadvantages shaped the range of their specific diagnostic applications. The review will conclude with current research on combination of time domain and spectral domain OCT methods and how Talbot bands can be used to eliminate ghost images in Fourier domain OCT.


Professor Adrian Podoleanu’s research interests focus on methods and devices for optical coherence tomography (OCT). He contributed towards development of the en-face OCT imaging as a novel technology to complement the more conventional longitudinal OCT imaging and has generated simultaneously, OCT and confocal images of the retina. He is co-author of 6 chapters in books on OCT, of over 130 peer reviewed journal papers, of more than 200 conference proceedings and of 21 patents (9 awarded). He is one of the topical editors of the Applied Optics for the Biomedical Optics division. He was awarded a Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship in 2004, the prize of the Ambassador of Romania to the UK in 2009 and an European Research Council Advanced fellowship in 2010 to support a team of 3 postdocs and 2 PhDs to advance combinations of time domain and spectral domain interferometry.


Free, All are welcome.


For questions or more information contact Sherif S. Sherif at 474-6893.

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