Dr George Dobre's background is in applied optics and particularly optical coherence tomography (OCT). His main research interests are in areas connected to coherence imaging and sensing. He is leading research into phase-sensitive optical coherence microscopy, swept source design and optical design.
George contributed to the development of en-face OCT techniques in the 1990s; later, he embarked on further extending the functionality of en-face imaging instruments and demonstrated novel high-resolution optical configurations, devised multi-interferometer configurations and evaluated OCT imaging with adjustable depth resolution.
He was also closely involved in extending the applications of en-face OCT to the study of other tissue and outside the medical field, such as in art conservation. Support from the ARIBA Foundation of the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary enabled him to build and test in 2004 an OCT system with multiple capabilities, enabling the acquisition for the first time of simultaneous OCT and indocyanine green angiography of the living human eye. EPSRC further provided support on research (2006-2009) into broadband devices and particularly noise from broadband supercontinuum sources in OCT.
George lectures on mathematics, thermodynamics and statistical physics.