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Research Group "Zentrum für Oberflächen- und Nanoanalytik, JKU Linz"
(Assoc.Prof. Dr. DI David Stifter)

Head of the research group:
Last name:Stifter
First name(s):David
Title (leading):Assoc.Prof. Dr. DI
Position:Associate Professor
Institution:Johannes Kepler University Linz
Organizational unit:Zentrum für Oberflächen- und Nanoanalytik
Street address:Altenbergerstrasse 54
Postal code:4040
Assignments to Research Areas:
Research area(s):
  • Optics
  • Surfaces, Boundaries and Thin Films
Assignments to Fields of Work According to the Austrian System of Science Areas:
Field(s) of work:
  • Materials physics (103018)
  • Optics (103021)
  • Spectroscopy (also: molecule -) (1248)
  • Surface physics (103020)
Data Acquisition:
Date of the data acquisition:31.05.2011
Data acquisition period:from: 2005   up to including: 2009
Research Group at the Time of the Data Acquisition:
Scientific group members:
8 Persons
Bettina Heise, Dr.
Haybat Itany, Dr.
Stefan Schausberger, Mag.
Andrey Prylepa, Mag.
Jiri Duchoslav, DI
Cornelia Reitböck DI
Thomas Plach, DI
Elisabeth Leiss, DI (Recendt Gmbh)
Percentage project-funded:100
Scientific Output in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
H-index of the group head:12
Number of publications:24
Five most important publications:
  1. K. Wiesauer, M. Pircher, E.Götzinger, C.K. Hitzenberger, R. Engelke, G. Ahrens, G. Grützner, D. Stifter, "Transversal ultrahigh-resolution polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography for strain mapping in materials", Optics Expr. 14(13), 5945-5953 (2006).
  2. K. Wiesauer, M. Pircher, E. Götzinger, C. K. Hitzenberger, R. Oster, and D. Stifter, "Investigation of glass-fibre reinforced polymers by polarization-sensitive, ultra-high resolution optical coherence tomography: internal structures, defects and stress", Composites Science and Technol. 67/15-16, 3051-3058 (2007).
  3. B. Heise and D. Stifter, "Quantitative phase reconstruction for orthogonal-scanning differential phase-contrast optical coherence tomography", Opt. Lett. 34 (9), 1306 (2009).
  4. D. Stifter, E. Leiss-Holzinger, Z. Major, B. Baumann, M. Pircher, E. Götzinger, C.K. Hitzenberger, B. Heise, "Dynamic optical studies in materials testing with spectral-domain polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography", Opt. Express 18/25, 25712-25725 (2010).
  5. Stefan E. Schausberger, Bettina Heise, Christian Maurer, Stefan Bernet, Monika Ritsch-Marte, and David Stifter, "Flexible contrast for low-coherence interference
    microscopy by Fourier-plane filtering with a spatial light modulator", Optics Letters, accepted.
  • Kardinal Innitzer Preis, Studienfonds, 2009
Five most important talks:
  1. Invited Keynote Lecture: D. Stifter, "Depth-resolved strain mapping with polarization sensitive optical coherence tomography", International conference on full-field measurement techniques and their applications in experimental solid mechanics - PHOTOMECHANICS 2008, 7-9th July 2008, Loughborough, UK.
  2. Invited: D. Stifter, "Polarisation-sensitive optical coherence tomography: principles and applications outside the biomedical field", International Workshop on Optical Tomography for Examination of Art, 3-5th July 2008, Torun, Poland.
  3. Invited: D. Stifter, "Advanced OCT techniques for material characterisation, non-destructive testing and industrial applications", Workshop on Digital Holographic Reconstruction & Optical Tomography for Engineering Applications, April 2007, Loughborough, UK.
Projects and Funding Granted in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
Competitive projects:
  • FWF:
    In situ characterisation of polymer crystallization with PS-OCT
    Laufzeit: 2007 - 2011
Project-funded institutes:
  • Christian Doppler Labor für mikroskopische und spektroskopische Materialcharakterisierung
    Laufzeit: 2009-2016
Research Topics:
Current research topics:
  • Optische Charakterisierungs von Materialien und Oberflächen
  • Low-coherence microscopy
  • Optical coherence tomography sum-frequency generation spectroscopy
  • Second harmonics generation microscopy
  • Raman
  • XPS
  • AES
  • Ellipsometry
Future topics (next 5 years):
  • Siehe oben; Materialsysteme: Metalloberflächen und deren Oxide, organ. Beschichtungen und Composites
Teaching and Research Mobility in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
Doctor's theses:
1 doctor's thesis
  1. Bettina Heise, Phase-sensitive Imaging and Image Processing for Optical Coherence Tomography Applications, ZONA und FLLL, JKU, May 2010
Further Information:
Remarks, comments:2008 Wechsel von D. Stifter von Recendt GmbH zur JKU
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