About the book
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.