Bernd Hofer

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We consider the parametric analysis of frequency-domain optical coherence tomography (OCT) signals. A Monte Carlo (Gibbs sampler) detection-estimation method for determining the depths and reflection coefficients of tissue interfaces (reflective sites in the tissue) is proposed. Our method is blind since it estimates the instrumentation-dependent " fringe "(More)
A noninvasive, multimodal photoacoustic and optical coherence tomography (PAT/OCT) scanner for three-dimensional in vivo (3D) skin imaging is described. The system employs an integrated, all optical detection scheme for both modalities in backward mode utilizing a shared 2D optical scanner with a field-of-view of ~13 × 13 mm(2). The photoacoustic waves were(More)
In this paper we present a " Framework for Power Aware Remote Processing '' to minimize the energy consumption of mobile devices transparently. The main difference to remote processing frameworks already published consists in a novel integrated dynamic Power Estimation Unit. This is an adaptive power consumption estimator, which estimates the energy(More)
We propose an iterative algorithm that exploits the dispersion mismatch between reference and sample arm in frequency-domain optical coherence tomography (FD-OCT) to effectively cancel complex conjugate mirror terms in individual A-scans and thereby generate full range tomograms. The resulting scheme, termed dispersion encoded full range (DEFR) OCT, allows(More)
The glycosylation of bioactive compounds, such as flavonoids, is of particular relevance, as it modulates many of their pharmacokinetic parameters. This article reviews the literature between 2010 and the end of 2015 that deals with the enzymatic O-glycosylation of this class of compounds. Enzymes of glycosyltransferase family 1 remain the biocatalysts of(More)
Visualization of cell migration during chemotaxis using spectral domain optical coherence tomography (OCT) requires non-standard processing techniques. Stripe artefacts and camera noise floor present in OCT data prevent detailed computer-assisted reconstruction and quantification of cell locomotion. Furthermore, imaging artefacts lead to unreliable results(More)
Depth dependent broadening of the axial point spread function due to dispersion in the imaged media, and algorithms for postprocess correction, have been previously described for both time domain and frequency domain optical coherence tomography. We show that homogeneous media dispersion artifacts disappear when frequency domain samples are acquired with(More)
The bacterial dioxygenation of mono- or polycyclic aromatic compounds is an intensely studied field. However, only in a few cases has the repeated dioxygenation of a substrate possessing more than a single aromatic ring been described. We previously characterized the aryl-hydroxylating dioxygenase BphA-B4h, an artificial hybrid of the dioxygenases of the(More)
Flavonoids are known to possess a multitude of biological activities. Therefore, diversification of the core structures is of considerable interest. One of nature’s important tailoring reactions in the generation of bioactive compounds is glycosylation, which is able to influence numerous molecular properties. Here, we examined two non-Leloir(More)
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) has revolutionises the diagnosis of retinal disease based on the detection of microscopic rather than subcellular changes in retinal anatomy. However, currently the technique is limited to the detection of microscopic rather than subcellular changes in retinal anatomy. However, coherence based imaging is extremely(More)