En Face OCT

First en face OCT of the retina

Researchers in the Applied Optics Group were the first to demonstrate en-face optical coherence tomography (OCT) images from the retina, now known as C-scans. To mark the event, a special brick has been engraved in the Footstep project (part of the new Crab & Winkle Path alongside the Templeman Library on the campus).


The combined OCT/SLO (optical coherence tomography and scanning laser ophthalmoscope) instrument for imaging the eye was invented at Kent in 1998 by Adrian Podoleanu and David Jackson.

Master-Slave OCT

Master-Slave optical coherence tomography (MS-OCT) operates like a time domain OCT, selecting signal from a selected depth while scanning the laser beam across the sample.