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Bernhard Baumann
Bernhard Baumann, PhD

Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering
Position: Associate Professor

ORCID: 0000-0001-6419-1932
T +43 1 40400 73727

Further Information


Optical Imaging; Physics; Tomography, Optical Coherence

Research group(s)

Research interests

Optical methods enable rapid, noninvasive, and three-dimensional imaging with micrometer scale resolution. My research interests are the development of new optical methods for biomedical imaging – in particular optical coherence tomography (OCT) – and their application for improved diagnostics of diseases in both clinical and preclinical research.

Techniques, methods & infrastructure

  • Optical imaging setups for retinal and microscopic imaging
  • Image processing and analysis
  • Longitudinal studies in biomedical research settings


  • OPTIMALZ - Optical imaging of ocular pathology in Alzheimer’s disease (2015)
    Source of Funding: EU, ERC-2014-STG
    Principal Investigator
  • Preclinical imaging of the rodent eye with multi-functional optical coherence tomography (2013)
    Source of Funding: FWF (Austrian Science Fund), Stand-Alone Projects
    Principal Investigator

Selected publications

  1. Harper, D.J. et al., 2020. Retinal analysis of a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease with multicontrast optical coherence tomography. Neurophotonics, 7(01), p.1. Available at:
  2. Merkle, C. et al., 2020. Indocyanine green provides absorption and spectral contrast for optical coherence tomography at 840 nm in vivo. Optics Letters. Available at:
  3. Baumann, B. et al., 2019. Signal averaging improves signal-to-noise in OCT images: But which approach works best, and when? Biomedical Optics Express, 10(11), p.5755. Available at:
  4. Eugui, P. et al., 2019. Polarization-sensitive imaging with simultaneous bright- and dark-field optical coherence tomography. Optics Letters, 44(16), p.4040. Available at:
  5. Lichtenegger, A. et al., 2019. Revealing brain pathologies with multimodal visible light optical coherence microscopy and fluorescence imaging. Journal of Biomedical Optics, 24(06), p.1. Available at: