Dr. Adrian Bradu
Senior Lecturer in Applied Optics
SPIE Involvement:
Conference Program Committee | Author
Area of Expertise:
optical coherence tomography , data acquisition (lab view) , confocal microscopy , swept sources , photoacoustic methods , elastography methods
Profile Summary

As a senior lecturer in Physics and Astronomy at the University of Kent, I am involved in a variety of academic activities such as teaching, research, and academic services. Specifically, I am a member of the Applied Optics Group, where I am actively engaged in developing novel imaging techniques for applications in the fields of biosciences and medicine. My research is focused on three main areas:

1. Optical Coherence Tomography: This is a non-invasive imaging technique that uses light to generate detailed images of biological tissues. Through my research, I aim to develop advanced imaging techniques that can provide high-resolution images of biological tissues with improved depth penetration and image contrast.

2. Elastography: This is a technique that measures the mechanical properties of tissues by applying mechanical stress and measuring the resulting deformation. I am working on developing advanced elastography techniques that can provide quantitative measurements of tissue stiffness, which can be used for the diagnosis of various diseases.

3. Photoacoustics: This is a technique that combines optical and acoustic imaging to generate high-resolution images of tissues. Through my research, I aim to develop advanced photoacoustic techniques that can provide images with improved spatial resolution and contrast.
Publications (144)

Proceedings Article | 18 June 2024 Presentation + Paper
Proceedings Volume 13009, 130090D (2024) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.3016320
KEYWORDS: Equipment, Cameras, Biological imaging, Optical coherence tomography, Image resolution, Biopsy, Tissues, Biological samples, Range imaging, Liquids

Proceedings Article | 13 March 2024 Poster
Proceedings Volume PC12830, PC128301I (2024) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.3005674
KEYWORDS: Optical coherence tomography, Equipment, Signal processing, Vacuum chambers, Phase retrieval, Light sources, Curium

Proceedings Article | 11 August 2023 Paper
Proceedings Volume 12632, 126320E (2023) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2670909
KEYWORDS: Optical coherence tomography, Calibration, Spectrometers, Equipment, Cameras, Visible radiation, Supercontinuum sources, Supercontinuum generation, Spectral calibration, Optical calibration

Proceedings Article | 11 August 2023 Paper
Proceedings Volume 12632, 126320B (2023) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2670440
KEYWORDS: Optical coherence tomography, Scanners, Laser crystals, Crystals

Proceedings Article | 11 August 2023 Paper
Proceedings Volume 12631, 1263106 (2023) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2670901
KEYWORDS: Optoacoustics, Pulsed laser operation, Microscopy, Equipment, Image resolution, Resolution enhancement technologies, Picosecond phenomena, Range imaging, Neuroimaging, In vivo imaging

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