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Danielle J. Harper
Danielle J. Harper, MPhysResearch Associate/PhD Student

Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering
Position: PHD Student

ORCID: 0000-0003-2768-3684
T +43 1 40400 39222


Physics; Tomography, Optical Coherence

Research group(s)

Research interests

Before moving to Vienna, I studied for a Masters degree in Physics at the University of St Andrews in Scotland, graduating in June 2015. My Masters thesis was in the field of Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT). In my PhD here at the Medical University of Vienna I am continuing in this field with specific focus on polarization sensitivity and spectroscopic contrast in the visible light range.

Techniques, methods & infrastructure

Polarization Sensitive Optical Coherence Tomography

White Light Optical Coherence Tomography

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. Harper, D.J. et al., 2019. Hyperspectral optical coherence tomography for in vivo visualization of melanin in the retinal pigment epithelium. Journal of Biophotonics, 12(12). Available at:
  3. Harper, D.J. et al., 2018. White light polarization sensitive optical coherence tomography for sub-micron axial resolution and spectroscopic contrast in the murine retina. Biomedical Optics Express, 9(5), p.2115. Available at: