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Danielle Harper
Danielle 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 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., 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:
  2. Lichtenegger, A. et al., 2017. Spectroscopic imaging with spectral domain visible light optical coherence microscopy in Alzheimer�s disease brain samples. Biomedical Optics Express, 8(9), p.4007. Available at:
  3. Eugui, P. et al., 2018. Beyond backscattering: optical neuroimaging by BRAD. Biomedical Optics Express, 9(6), p.2476. Available at:
  4. Augustin, M. et al., 2016. Multi-Functional OCT Enables Longitudinal Study of Retinal Changes in a VLDLR Knockout Mouse Model I. Georgakoudi, ed. PLOS ONE, 11(10), p.e0164419. Available at:
  5. Bellini, N. et al., 2014. The Application of Optical Coherence Tomography to Image Subsurface Tissue Structure of Antarctic Krill Euphausia superba J. Langowski, ed. PLoS ONE, 9(10), p.e110367. Available at: