This contemporary reference presents a comprehensive review of the most recent applications of optical coherence tomography (OCT) in biology, medicine, engineering, and applied physics-summarizing technological advances that led to the availability of viable imaging tools and modern methods of OCT for optical biopsy, surgical guidance, and quality control of advanced composites in situ.
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Introduction to optical coherence tomography. Technology: optical coherence tomography theory; optical sources; reference optical delay scanning; scanning probe design; system integration and signal/image processing; speckle reduction techniques;Doppler OCT; polarization sensitive OCT; optical coherence microscopy; full-field optical coherence microscopy; spectral radar; alternative OCT techniques. Applications: OCT for high-density data storage; microstructure and damage characterization ofglass reinforced polymer composites using optical coherence tomography; optical properties of biological tissue; OCT in the diagnosis and management of posterior segment disorders; OCT in the anterior segment; developmental biology; dermatology;identification of neoplasias; OCT in dentistry; surgical guidance; gynaecology; cardiology; otolaryngology; urology.