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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 2013
  • pp: 4558–4561

Optical coherence tomography-based micro-particle image velocimetry

Mircea Mujat, R. Daniel Ferguson, Nicusor Iftimia, Daniel X. Hammer, Ivaylo Nedyalkov, Martin Wosnik, and Hartmut Legner  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 22, pp. 4558-4561 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.004558


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Abstract

We present a new application of optical coherence tomography (OCT), widely used in biomedical imaging, to flow analysis in near-wall hydrodynamics for marine research. This unique capability, called OCT micro-particle image velocimetry, provides a high-resolution view of microscopic flow phenomena and measurement of flow statistics within the first millimeter of a boundary layer. The technique is demonstrated in a small flow cuvette and in a water tunnel.

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OCIS Codes
(010.7060) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Turbulence
(170.4500) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical coherence tomography
(280.2490) Remote sensing and sensors : Flow diagnostics
(280.7250) Remote sensing and sensors : Velocimetry

ToC Category:
Remote Sensing and Sensors

History
Original Manuscript: August 15, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: September 19, 2013
Published: November 5, 2013

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Vol. 9, Iss. 1 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
Mircea Mujat, R. Daniel Ferguson, Nicusor Iftimia, Daniel X. Hammer, Ivaylo Nedyalkov, Martin Wosnik, and Hartmut Legner, "Optical coherence tomography-based micro-particle image velocimetry," Opt. Lett. 38, 4558-4561 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-22-4558

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