Optical Coherence Microscopy

  • Rainer A. LeitgebEmail author
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1563)


The present chapter aims at demonstrating the capabilities of optical coherence microscopy (OCM) for applications in biomedical imaging. We furthermore review the functional imaging capabilities of OCM focusing on lable-free optical angiography. We conclude with a section on digital wavefront control and a short outlook on future developments, in particular for contrast enhancement techniques.

Key words

Optical coherence tomography Optical coherence microscopy OCT angiography Functional imaging Bessel beam Digital aberration correction Digital wavefront sensing Beam engineering 



Acknowledged are the contributions of Abhishek Kumar, Laurin Ginner, Daniel Fechtig, Cedric Blatter, Branislav Grajciar, and Wolfgang Drexler, from the Medical University Vienna (Austria), Theo Lasser, Martin Villiger, Adrian Bachmann from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland), Robert Huber from the Ludwig Maximillian University in Munich (Germany) as well as the following financial support: European Commission FP7-HEALTH (grant 201880, FUN OCT), Austrian Christian Doppler Association, and Swiss National Fonds (SNF grant 205321-10974).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Christian Doppler Laboratory OPTRAMED, Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical EngineeringMedical University of ViennaViennaAustria

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