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    2. Recovering distance information in spectral domain interferometry

      Recovering distance information in spectral domain interferometry
      This work evaluates the performance of the Complex Master Slave (CMS) method, that processes the spectra at the interferometer output of a spectral domain interferometry device without involving Fourier transforms (FT) after data acquisition. Reliability and performance of CMS are compared side by side with the conventional method based on FT, phase calibration with dispersion compensation (PCDC). We demonstrate that both methods provide similar results in terms of resolution and ...
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    3. Real‐time High‐Resolution Mid‐infrared Optical Coherence Tomography

      Real‐time High‐Resolution Mid‐infrared Optical Coherence Tomography
      The potential for improving the penetration depth of optical coherence tomography systems by using increasingly longer wavelength light sources has been known since the inception of the technique in the early 1990s. Nevertheless, the development of mid‐infrared optical coherence tomography has long been challenged by the maturity and fidelity of optical components in this spectral region, resulting in slow acquisition, low sensitivity, and poor axial resolution. In this work ...
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    4. Mitigation of Speckle Noise in Optical Coherence Tomograms

      Mitigation of Speckle Noise in Optical Coherence Tomograms
      Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is a promising high-resolution imaging technique that works based on low coherent interferometry. However, like other low coherent imaging modalities, OCT suffers from an artifact called, speckle. Speckle reduces the detectability of diagnostically relevant features in the tissue. Retinal optical coherence tomograms are of a great importance in detecting and diagnosing eye diseases. Different hardware or software based techniques are devised in literatures to mitigate speckle ...
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    5. Group refractive index and group velocity dispersion measurement by complex master slave interferometry

      Group refractive index and group velocity dispersion measurement by complex master slave interferometry
      This paper demonstrates that the complex master slave interferometry ( CMSI ) method used in spectral domain interferometry ( SDI ) can efficiently be used for accurate refractive index and group velocity dispersion measurements of optically transparent samples. For the first time, we demonstrate the relevance of the phase information delivered by CMSI for dispersion evaluations with no need to linearize data. The technique proposed here has been used to accurately measure the group ...
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    6. Multispectral photoacoustic microscopy and optical coherence tomography using a single supercontinuum source

      Multispectral photoacoustic microscopy and optical coherence tomography using a single supercontinuum source
      We report on the use of a single supercontinuum (SC) source for multimodal imaging. The 2-octave bandwidth (4752300 nm) makes the SC source suitable for optical coherence tomography (OCT) as well as for multispectral photoacoustic microscopy (MPAM). The IR band centered at 1310 nm is chosen for OCT to penetrate deeper into tissue with 8 mW average power on the sample. The 500840 nm band is used for MPAM. The ...
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    7. Q-switched based supercontinuum source towards low-cost ultra-high resolution optical coherence tomography

      Q-switched based supercontinuum source towards low-cost ultra-high resolution optical coherence tomography
      Supercontinuum (SC) light source is certainly one of the best option for ultra-high resolution optical coherence tomography (UHR-OCT). Over the last few years several demonstrations have been done for each commonly used wavelength range [1-2-3]. Nowadays, SC dedicated to UHR-OCT is a mature technology with turn-key commercially available system [4]. The new challenge to answer for SC source is the cost reduction one. In this study, we demonstrate that a ...
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    8. Two optical coherence tomography systems detect topical gold nanoshells in hair follicles, sweat ducts and measure epidermis

      Two optical coherence tomography systems detect topical gold nanoshells in hair follicles, sweat ducts and measure epidermis
      Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is an optical imaging technology that enables real time, high‐resolution, cross‐sectional and en face investigation of skin by detecting reflected broad‐spectrum near‐infrared light from tissue. OCT provides micron‐scale spatial resolution and millimeter‐scale depth of penetration [1]. Several commercial OCT systems with handheld probes targeted for Dermatology are now available [2].
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    9. PhD Scholarship: Multimodal optical coherence tomography / multi-spectral photo-acoustic imaging at University of Kent

      PhD Scholarship: Multimodal optical coherence tomography / multi-spectral photo-acoustic imaging at University of Kent
      ...ue is possible and reconstruct the chromophore concentrations. The successful candidate will be based at the University of Kent's main campus in Canterbury as part of the Applied Optics Group, in the School of Physical ...
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    10. In-vivo detection of the skin dermo-epidermal junction by ultrahigh resolution optical coherence tomography

      In-vivo detection of the skin dermo-epidermal junction by ultrahigh resolution optical coherence tomography
      The human skin is comprised by two layers; epidermis and dermis, separated by the dermo-epidermal junction (DEJ). The relevance of depicting DEJ and measurement of the epidermal thickness (ET) is e.g. seen for superficial skin cancers where delineation of DEJ is of prime prognostic importance. Another example is diagnosis of psoriasis where a thickened epidermis and a ridged DEJ is a hallmark. Histopathological examination of biopsied tissue is traditionally ...
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    11. Ultra-low noise supercontinuum source for ultra-high resolution optical coherence tomography at 1300 nm

      Ultra-low noise supercontinuum source for ultra-high resolution optical coherence tomography at 1300 nm
      Supercontinuum (SC) sources are of great interest for many applications due to their ultra-broad optical bandwidth, good beam quality and high power spectral density [1]. In particular, the high average power over large bandwidths makes SC light sources excellent candidates for ultra-high resolution optical coherence tomography (UHR-OCT) [2-5]. However, conventional SC sources suffer from high pulse-to-pulse intensity fluctuations as a result of the noise-sensitive nonlinear effects involved in the SC ...
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    12. Two Optical Coherence Tomography Systems detect Topical Gold Nanoparticles in Hair follicles, Sweat Ducts and Measure Epidermis

      Two Optical Coherence Tomography Systems detect Topical Gold Nanoparticles in Hair follicles, Sweat Ducts and Measure Epidermis
      Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is an optical imaging technology that enables real time, highresolution, cross-sectional and en face investigation of skin by detecting reflected broad-spectrum near-infrared light from tissue. OCT provides micron-scale spatial resolution and millimeter-scale depth of penetration [1]. Several commercial OCT systems with handheld probes targeted for Dermatology are now available [2]. The ability of OCT to achieve high diagnostic accuracy in skin diseases is hampered by the ...
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  2. About University of Kent

    University of Kent

    University of Kent is a UK higher education institution founded in 1965 and funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England. There are campus at Cantebury (main campus), Medway, Brussels, Tonbridge, and Transmache.  The Applied Optics Group at the University of Kent school of physical sciences. Research areas include: Optical sensors, Optical fibre sensors, Medical sensors and imaging, Optical coherence tomography, Adaptive optics, Components for optical communications and sensors, Theory, Electro-optical, acousto-optical micro-structures, and Forensics.