OCT cross-section through the human retina.

Activity in fibre optic sensing and low coherence interferometry developed in the Applied Optics Group under the leadership of Professor David A. Jackson and Dr. David J. Webb until 2003, laid the ground for expertise that was later applied to the emerging field of OCT. A review of several technical solutions developed by the Applied Optics Group in the field of low coherence interferometry applied to optical fibre sensors and later to optical coherence tomography is presented in:

The work in Kent of applying OCT to imaging the retina has evolved along the following stages: