PhD9: Marie Klufts

Host: University of Lübeck, Institute of Biomedical Optics

PhD Project: Short wavelength FDML lasers

More than 60% of OCT applications are in imaging the retina of the human eye, 800–1100 nm represents the main wavelength range. There is still no commercially available swept source at 800 nm operating at over tens of kHz tuning rates. The project aims to develop a new fast 800 nm FDML at >1MHz wavelength sweep repetition rate with a tuning bandwidth of more than 60 nm and a long coherence length. This will allow swept source OCT system with the typical image contrast and look known from 800nm SD-OCT and provide improved transversal resolution. This laser will be used in a OCT system for biomedical imaging.