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Marinko V. SarunicMarinko V. Sarunic

Dr. Marinko Sarunic received his B.A.Sc. in Engineering Physics from Simon Fraser University in 1998, and continued on at SFU with graduate school. The topic of his M.A.Sc. thesis, completed in October of 2001, was "BiIn: A Prototype Bimetallic Laser Activated Thermal Resist for Microfabrication." From January 2001 to July 2002, while completing his thesis work, Marinko joined JDS Uniphase to develop MEMS based components for optical networks. Marinko left JDS to pursue a Ph.D. from Duke University under the direction of Dr. Joseph Izatt. The title of Marinko's doctoral dissertation was "Advanced systems design for Fourier domain optical coherence tomography (FD OCT) systems." His research at Duke included development of a second harmonic spectral domain OCT system, and phase processing algorithms to extend the imaging depth of FDOCT systems to accommodate the ocular anterior segment. At Caltech, Marinko's interests included the development of a forward image endoscopic probe for use during ophthalmic surgery.

Marinko left Caltech in September 2006 to join the engineering faculty at his alma mater, Simon Fraser University, located in Vancouver, Canada. His new lab webpage is

Journal Publications

M. V. Sarunic, B. E. Applegate, and J. A. Izatt, Quadrature Projection Complex Conjugate Resolved Fourier Domain Optical Coherence Tomography For Real Time Display Full Range Imaging, Opt. Letters, 31, 16, p2426-2428 (2006).

M. V. Sarunic, S. H. Weinberg, J. A. Izatt, Full Field Swept Source Phase Microscopy, Opt. Letters, 31, 10, p1462-1464 (2006).

M. V. Sarunic, B. E. Applegate, and J. A. Izatt, Spectral domain second harmonic optical coherence tomography, Opt. Letters, 30, 18, p2391-2393 (2005).

M. V. Sarunic, M. A. Choma, C. Yang, and J.A. Izatt, Instantaneous Complex Conjugate Resolved Fourier Domain and Swept-Source OCT Using 3x3 Couplers, Opt. Express 13, p957-967 (2005).

M. A. Choma, M. V. Sarunic, C. Yang, and J. A. Izatt, Sensitivity advantage of swept-source and Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography, Opt. Express 11(18), p2183-2185 (2003).

S. Yazdanfar, C. H. Yang, M. V. Sarunic, and J. A. Izatt, Frequency estimation precision in Doppler optical coherence tomography using the Cramer-Rao lower bound, Opt. Express 13(2), p410 (2005).