Optical Coherence Tomography for NDE

  • Jonas Golde
  • Lars Kirsten
  • Christian Schnabel
  • Julia Walther
  • Edmund KochEmail author
Living reference work entry


Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a noninvasive, high-resolution, interferometric imaging modality using near-infrared light to acquire cross sections and three-dimensional images of the subsurface microstructure of samples. Because of the rapid enhancement of OCT with respect to acquisition speed and axial resolution over the past years, OCT is becoming more and more attractive for applications in nondestructive testing and evaluation. In this chapter, a brief introduction to the technique and the instrumentation is first given, followed by an overview of application of OCT in NDE reported so far.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jonas Golde
    • 1
  • Lars Kirsten
    • 1
  • Christian Schnabel
    • 1
  • Julia Walther
    • 1
  • Edmund Koch
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Clinical Sensoring and Monitoring, Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Faculty of Medicine Carl Gustav CarusTU DresdenDresdenGermany

Section editors and affiliations

  • Ida Nathan
    • 1
  • Norbert Meyendorf
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of AkronAkronUSA
  2. 2.Center for Nondestructive EvaluationIowa State UniversityAmesUSA

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