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Richard Haindl
Richard Haindl, PhD

Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering
Position: Research Associate (Postdoc)

T +43 1 40400 17150

Further Information


Laser-Doppler Flowmetry; Multimodal Imaging; Photoacoustic Techniques; Tomography, Optical Coherence

Research group(s)

  • The Drexler Lab

Research interests

I am a Postdoc at the Medical University of Vienna, Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering. My current research relates to multimodal preclinical imaging, where I develop a novel optical coherence photoacoustic microscopy system.

In my PhD I researched novel optical coherence tomography (OCT) systems for early diagnosis of several eye diseases like glaucoma. I mainly focused on Doppler OCT (D-OCT) and the development of a three beam D-OCT system capable to quantitatively measure total retinal blood flow in-vivo without prior knowledge on the vessel geometry, which is a requirement for standard D-OCT.

My main scientific interest lies in multifunctional optical imaging, photoacoustics, OCT-angiography, Doppler and polarization sensitive OCT and in/ex-vivo clinical and preclinical studies.

Techniques, methods & infrastructure

Photoacoustic microscopy (PAM) at various wavelengths, Optical coherence microscopy (OCM), Doppler optical coherence microscopy (D-OCM). Animal models: zebrafish larvae, chick embryos

Selected publications

  1. Haindl, R. et al., 2016. Total retinal blood flow measurement by three beam Doppler optical coherence tomography. Biomedical Optics Express, 7(2), p.287. Available at:
  2. Haindl, R. et al., 2014. Three-beam Doppler optical coherence tomography using a facet prism telescope and MEMS mirror for improved transversal resolution. Journal of Modern Optics, 62(21), pp.1781-1788. Available at:
  3. Felberer, F. et al., 2015. Imaging of retinal vasculature using adaptive optics SLO/OCT. Biomedical Optics Express, 6(4), p.1407. Available at:
  4. Trasischker, W. et al., 2014. Single input state polarization sensitive swept source optical coherence tomography based on an all single mode fiber interferometer. Biomedical Optics Express, 5(8), p.2798. Available at:
  5. Beer, F. et al., 2017. Conical scan pattern for enhanced visualization of the human cornea using polarization-sensitive OCT. Biomedical Optics Express, 8(6), p.2906. Available at: