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Optical Coherence Tomography and Its Non-medical Applications

Edited by Michael Wang

University of Miami


Optical Coherence Tomography Imaging Subsurface Topography Interferometry 3D Super Resolution Roughness Evaluation Noninvasive Non-contact Non-destructive Evaluation Microscopy

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Optical coherence tomography is a low coherence interferometry imaging technique. It can perform cross sectional subsurface 3D imaging of biological tissues. Because of its non-contact non-invasive imaging advantages, it has been extensively used for ophthalmologic, dermatologic, and various other medical imaging applications. The interferometric imaging with improved signal contrast and sensitivity has also benefited various non-medical applications.

In this book, we will explore the technological advancement of optical coherence tomography in the device and system levels. In particular, we will collect various contributions in improving the imaging speed, resolution, range, field of view, image contrast, as well as flexible and portable system packaging techniques. Cost reduction technique is also of significant interest.

Unlike many of its medical applications that have been well reported and documented, in this book we will concentrate on exploring various non-medical applications. For example, these applications include surface roughness evaluation, fingerprint acquisition and evaluation, inspection of fiber coils, inspection of soft contact lenses, surface and coating quality and thickness evaluation, evaluation of metallic material fractures, non-destructive metrology of layered polymer materials, fruit tree disease diagnosis, and mechanical fastener flushness evaluation, to name a few.

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Michael Wang

University of Miami

Michael R. Wang received his Ph.D. degree from the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of California – Irvine in 1992. He also has a MS degree in Physics from the California State University – Los Angeles. He received his graduate training from UC-Irvine’s Integrated Optics and Micro Device Laboratories. During 1989 to 1995, he has been an employee of Physical Optics Corporation where he has served as a Team Leader in Photonic Devices. He played a leading role in the development of advanced integrated photonic devices for high speed optical interconnects. He developed a single-mode/multi-mode waveguide modulator for high-speed modulation and optical interconnection and led the development of wavelength division multiplexers and demultiplexers. In 1995, he joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Miami. He became a tenured Full Professor in 2006. His researches are focused on integrated photonic devices, diffractive optics, optical interconnects, holography, lithography, spectral imaging, and optical coherence tomography. He is capable of developing optical coherence tomography systems to support various medical tomographic 3D tissue imaging and industrial non-contact surface topographic imaging. He has also demonstrated high efficiency optical fanouts based on diffractions by superimposed holographic gratings. Dr. Wang has been a principal investigator and/or project leader in many funded US government-sponsored projects. He has been an invited author and editor on “Lithography” by InTech. He has also been an invited speaker on small target sensor in a firepower conference in Sept. 2006 and on foveated imaging and spectral discrimination sensor in Missile Defense Summit in Sept. 2008. Dr. Wang has authored and co-authored over 190 journal papers, proceedings, and conference presentations. He is a Fellow of SPIE, a senior member of OSA, and a member of ARVO (Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology)

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