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Andreas Wartak
Dipl.-Ing. Andreas Wartak, BSc

Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering
Position: PHD Student

ORCID: 0000-0003-0825-3187
T +43 1 40400 39345


Diagnostic Imaging; Diagnostic Techniques, Ophthalmological; Eye Diseases; Imaging, Three-Dimensional; Multimodal Imaging; Optical Fibers; Optical Imaging; Tomography, Optical Coherence

Research group(s)

  • Hitzenberger/Pircher Lab

Research interests

My research efforts address optical coherence tomography (OCT). In ophthalmology this non-invasive, interferometer based, three-dimensional imaging modality helps to diagnose and monitor common eye diseases such as glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration or diabetic retinopathy. My work focuses on multi-channel approaches to investigate the aforementioned pathologic disorders. On the one hand we aim for a functional extension of OCT - namely Doppler-OCT - which enables quantitative investigation of retinal and choroidal perfusion. On the other hand our multi-channel prototypes enable investigation of the directional scattering properties of distinct layers/regions of the human retina by performing mutli-directional OCT.

Techniques, methods & infrastructure

Optical Coherence Tomography in ophthalmology. Swept source technology. Optical engineering. Software development. Optical fibers. Interferometers.

Selected publications

  1. Wartak, A. et al., 2017. Multi-directional optical coherence tomography for retinal imaging. Biomedical Optics Express, 8(12), p.5560. Available at:
  2. Wartak, A. et al., 2016. Active-passive path-length encoded (APPLE) Doppler OCT. Biomedical Optics Express, 7(12), p.5233. Available at:
  3. 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:
  4. Wartak, A. et al., 2017. Sequential multi-channel OCT in the retina using high-speed fiber optic switches S. A. Boppart, M. Wojtkowski, & W.-Y. Oh, eds. Optical Coherence Imaging Techniques and Imaging in Scattering Media II. Available at:
  5. Wartak, A. et al., 2016. Multi-channel depth encoded swept source joint aperture Doppler optical coherence tomography. Biomedical Optics 2016. Available at: