1. Adolf F. Fercher

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    2. OSA Centennial Snapshots: OCT and the Flowering of Biophotonics

      OSA Centennial Snapshots: OCT and the Flowering of Biophotonics
      The birth, commercialization and ultimate impact of OCT stand out as landmark accomplishments even amid the abundant advances in biophotonics during the 1980s and 1990s. Twenty-five years ago this month, the editors of Science accepted for publication a research paper titled Optical Coherence Tomography. That three-word phrase (and its punchier abbreviation, OCT) heralded a revolution in ophthalmologyone that would spawn a billion-dollar-a-year market, and affect millions of people.
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    3. Key Developments for Partial Coherence Biometry and Optical Coherence Tomography in the Human Eye Made in Vienna

      Key Developments for Partial Coherence Biometry and Optical Coherence Tomography in the Human Eye Made in Vienna
      Purpose : To describe key developments of optical biometry and optical coherence tomography (OCT) for ophthalmic applications made by one of the pioneering research groups. Methods : Partial coherence interferometry (PCI) as the basic ranging technology for modern optical biometry and for OCT was introduced for biomedical applications in the 1980s. Later, Fourier domain (FD) OCT was introduced and demonstrated to provide superior sensitivity as compared to time domain OCT. Further developments ...
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    4. Optical coherence reflectometry with depth resolution

      Optical coherence reflectometry with depth resolution
      A device for performing distance measurements on an eye. The device includes an interferometer, focuses at least one measurement beam records backscattered radiation and interferometrically generates a measurement signal displaying structures of the eye by time-domain, spectral-domain or Fourier-domain coherence reflectometry, has an adjustment apparatus for laterally and/or axially displacing the focus in the eye or for varying a polarization state of the measurement beam and has a control ...
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    5. Interferometric sample measurement

      Interferometric sample measurement
      A device for the interferometric measurement of a sample, in particular the eye, including an interferometer arrangement with a first measurement beam path, through which a measurement beam falls onto the sample, and a first reference beam path, through which a reference beam runs, which is applied to the measuring beam for interference. The interferometer arrangement includes a second measuring beam path and/or second reference beam path. The optical ...
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    6. High-resolution phase mapping with parallel Fourier domain optical coherence microscopy for dispersion contrast imaging

      High-resolution phase mapping with parallel Fourier domain optical coherence microscopy for dispersion contrast imaging
      ...ution Full-Field Optical Coherence Tomography", Appl. Opt. 43, 2874 (2004)[CrossRef] B. Grajciar, M. Pircher, A. F. Fercher, R. A. Leitgeb, "Parallel Fourier domain optical coherence tomography for in vivo measurement of...
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    7. Apparatus and method for interferometric measurement of a sample

      Apparatus and method for interferometric measurement of a sample
      A device for the interferometric measurement of a sample, in particular the eye, including an interferometer arrangement with a first measurement beam path, through which a measurement beam falls onto the sample, and a first reference beam path, through which a reference beam runs, which is applied to the measuring beam for interference. The interferometer arrangement includes a second measuring beam path and/or second reference beam path. The optical ...
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  2. About Adolf F. Fercher

    Adolf F. Fercher

    Adolf F. Fercher chaired the Institute of Medical Physics at the Medical University of Vienna (1986–2008) and is now professor emeritus. He pioneered ophthalmic interferometry, demonstrating the first measurement of the axial length of a human eye using low-coherence interferometry (LCI; 1986) and one of the first retinal OCT images of the living human eye (1993), and he is the intellectual father of the first commercial LCI ocular biometry system. In 1995 Fercher demonstrated, together with Christoph K. Hitzenberger, the first application of spectral domain (SD) LCI to intraocular ranging, enabling rapid 3D OCT imaging and modern OCT technology. Fercher is the author or coauthor of some 125 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals. He studied physics at Vienna University of Technology and received his PhD in 1972. In 1968–1985 he was junior scientist at Carl Zeiss AG, where he worked on optical testing with computer holograms and in holographic interferometry. In 1975–1986 he was professor at the University of Essen, where he conducted research on laser speckle and biomedical applications of interferometry.