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    1. Polarization-sensitive spectral interferometry as a function of depth for tissue identification

      Polarization-sensitive spectral interferometry as a function of depth for tissue identification

      A polarization sensitive spectral interferometer apparatus and method for analyzing a sample by optical energy reflected from the sample. The polarization sensitive spectral interferometer apparatus and method determines polarization properties of the sample by optical energy reflected from the sample. The method for analyzing a sample with a spectral interferometer identifies the tissue type of the sample by the polarization properties as a function of depth from the sample.

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    2. Method and apparatus for producing supercontinuum light for medical and biological applications

      Method and apparatus for producing supercontinuum light for medical and biological applications

      A method and an apparatus are provided for producing SuperContinuum (SC) light for medical and biological applications is provided. Pulses are focused from a laser system into at least one of a pressurized cell and one or more fibers. A pump pulse is converted into the SC light at a specified rate of repetition. The SC light is applied at the specified rate of repetition to tissue for medical and biological applications.

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      Mentions: Robert R. Alfano
    3. Optical coherence tomography control systems and methods

      Optical coherence tomography control systems and methods

      In part, the invention relates to methods, devices, and systems suitable for controlling a light source. The light source is configured for use in a data collection system such as an optical coherence tomography system. The light source can be controlled with a drive waveform. Linearizing and symmetrizing parameters of the light source such as forward and backward scan durations is achieved using a suitable drive waveform. Phase, amplitude, and other parameters for different harmonics of a fundamental wave can be identified that improve operating parameters such as the duty cycle and peak frequency matching between scans. The fundamental wave ...

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    4. Motion correction and normalization of features in optical coherence tomography

      Motion correction and normalization of features in optical coherence tomography

      An optical coherence tomography system is provided. The system includes an OCT imager; a two-dimensional transverse scanner coupled to the OCT imager, the two-dimensional transverse scanner receiving light from the light source and coupling reflected light from a sample into the OCT imager; a computer coupled to receive 3D OCT data from the OCT imager, the computer further processes the 3D OCT data; wherein the processing the 3D OCT data includes: correcting motion artifacts in baseline mode; generating reference data in baseline mode; performing segmentation to identify volumes of interest; extracting feature information, the feature information including reflectivity, texture, or ...

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      Mentions: Optovue Jay Wei
    5. Tomography probe

      Tomography probe

      An optical probe suitable for medical or dental tomography is switchable between a rotating and non-rotating mode to control interference between source signals and data signals. The probe is suitably constructed in an in-line configuration and uses Faraday rotators which rotate polarization in the same direction in a rotating mode and rotate polarization in opposite directions in a non-rotating mode.

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    6. Amplified widely tunable short cavity laser

      Amplified widely tunable short cavity laser

      An amplified tunable source includes a short-cavity laser coupled to an optical amplifier for high power, spectrally shaped operation. The short-cavity laser is coupled to a quantum well semiconductor optical amplifier with two quantum states for broadened gain. Two preferred wavelength ranges of the amplified tunable source include 1200-1400 nm and 800-1100 nm. Also disclosed is the short cavity tunable laser coupled to a fiber amplifier. Various combinations of tunable optical filters with the amplified tunable source to reduce noise or improve spectral purity are presented.

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    7. Heads up displays for optical coherence tomography integrated surgical microscopes

      Heads up displays for optical coherence tomography integrated surgical microscopes

      Surgical microscope systems are provided including an optical coherence tomography (OCT) system; an objective lens; oculars for direct viewing of a subject distal to the objective lens; a heads up display module configured to direct an optical image through the oculars to be visible to a user of at least one ocular; and a coupling element connected to the surgical microscope coupling the OCT system, the heads up display module and the objective lens. The coupling element has first and second faces, the first face positioned toward the oculars of the surgical microscope and the second face positioned toward the ...

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    8. Ophthalmic laser treatment apparatus

      Ophthalmic laser treatment apparatus

      An ophthalmic laser treatment apparatus includes an irradiation position obtaining unit arranged to obtain analysis result data based on a tomographic image of a patient's eye captured by an optical coherence tomography device before a treatment laser beam is irradiated, and obtain information of an irradiation position of the treatment laser beam with respect to the eye set by use of the obtained analysis result data, and a laser control unit arranged to irradiate the laser beam to the eye based on the irradiation position information obtained by the irradiation position obtaining unit.

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      Mentions: Nidek
    9. System and method for characterizing and correcting the optical response of an optical coherence tomography system

      System and method for characterizing and correcting the optical response of an optical coherence tomography system

      A system and method for correcting the optical response of an OCT system is presented. The system and method characterize the optical response of the OCT system to determine an optical loss of the OCT system as a function of wavelength. The optical loss corresponds to a reduction in the magnitude of electromagnetic radiation leaving an interferometer of the OCT system compared to the electromagnetic radiation entering the interferometer. The optical loss of the OCT system may be determined by generating output signals using the OCT system when the system does not contain a sample or contains an electromagnetic radiation ...

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    10. Methods for processing images generated using fourier domain optical coherence tomography (FDOCT)

      Methods for processing images generated using fourier domain optical coherence tomography (FDOCT)

      Methods, systems and computer program products for managing frequency domain optical coherence tomography (FDOCT) image resolution. A spectrum used to acquire an image of a subject is calibrated and default dispersion correction parameters are set. Default dispersion management parameters associated with a region of the image of the subject are also set. The image of the subject is acquires after setting the default dispersion correction parameters and the default dispersion management parameters. A quality of the acquired image is compared to a quality metric for the acquired image. The dispersion correction parameters are adjusted if the quality of the acquired ...

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    11. Apparatus and method for space-division multiplexing optical coherence tomography

      Apparatus and method for space-division multiplexing optical coherence tomography

      A space-division multiplexing optical coherence tomography apparatus and system is provided. In one embodiment, the system includes a light source, a reference arm, and a sample arm. The sample arm splits the sampling light into a plurality of sampling beams which may be scanned simultaneously onto a surface of a sample. An optical delay may be introduced into the sampling beams before scanning. A plurality of reflected light signals returned from the sample is collected. In one arrangement, the signals may be combined to produce a single reflected light signal. The reflected light signal(s) and a reference signal are ...

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    12. OCT probe using PZT

      OCT probe using PZT

      An optical coherence tomography (OCT) probe using lead zirconate titanate (PZT). In the OCT probe using PZT, a sine wave is induced from a vibrator made of a piezoelectric element, so that an image in which the scanning range is increased can be captured due to the vibration of the vibrator. A decrease in the vibration of the vibrator can be minimized by optimizing the position where the base fixes the vibrator.

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    13. Tunable short cavity laser sensor

      Tunable short cavity laser sensor

      Optical systems employ a tunable source which includes a short cavity laser with a large free spectral range cavity, fast tuning response, and single transverse and longitudinal mode operation. Systems for optical spectroscopy with optimized scanning, a system for optical beam steering and a system for a tunable local oscillator are disclosed.

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    14. Polarization stable widely tunable short cavity laser

      Polarization stable widely tunable short cavity laser

      A tunable source includes a short-cavity laser optimized for performance and reliability in SSOCT imaging systems, spectroscopic detection systems, and other types of detection and sensing systems. A short cavity laser with a large free spectral range cavity, fast tuning response and single transverse, longitudinal and polarization mode operation is disclosed. Methods for obtaining polarization stable operation of the tunable source are presented.

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    15. Polarization-sensitive optical measurement instrument

      Polarization-sensitive optical measurement instrument

      A beam emitted from a light source is split into a probe beam that irradiates a measurement object and a reference beam that does not irradiate the measurement object. A signal beam obtained by the reflection of the probe beam is split into first and second split signal beams, which are mutually orthogonal polarized components. The first split signal beam and the reference beam are inputted to a first coherence optical system to cause the beams to interfere with each other to generate at least three coherence beams differing in phasic relationship. The second split signal beam and the reference ...

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    16. Apparatus and method for capturing a vital vascular fingerprint

      Apparatus and method for capturing a vital vascular fingerprint

      A method using optical coherence tomography to capture the microvascular network of the superficial layer of the finger skin for the purpose of fingerprint authentication and liveness detection. At the dermal papilla region, the vascular pattern follows the same pattern of the fingerprint and this vascular pattern forms a live vascular fingerprint. This live vascular fingerprint provides for ultrahigh security and a unique way for fingerprint-based personal verification. Because the system is based on blood flow, which only exists in a living person, the technique is robust against spoof attaching. After performing non-contact in-vivo imaging of a human fingertip, a ...

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    17. Methods and computer program products for quantitative three-dimensional image correction and clinical parameter computation in optical coherence tomography

      Methods and computer program products for quantitative three-dimensional image correction and clinical parameter computation in optical coherence tomography

      Methods and computer program products for quantitative three-dimensional ("3D") image correction in optical coherence tomography. Using the methods and computer program products, index interface (refracting) surfaces from the raw optical coherence tomography ("OCT") dataset from an OCT system can be segmented. Normal vectors or partial derivatives of the curvature at a refracting surface can be calculated to obtain a refracted image voxel. A new position of each desired refracted image voxel can be iteratively computed. New refracted corrected voxel positions to an even sampling grid can be interpolated to provide corrected image data. In some embodiments, clinical outputs from the ...

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    18. System and method for generating and utilizing a valid sweep signal to obviate spurious data and increase sweep rate in an akinetic path-based swept laser

      System and method for generating and utilizing a valid sweep signal to obviate spurious data and increase sweep rate in an akinetic path-based swept laser

      A system and method for triggering data acquisition in a semiconductor laser system including outputting electromagnetic energy from the semiconductor laser over a range of wavelengths according to a signaling path. The signaling path includes a plurality of discrete data inputs to the semiconductor laser for outputting electromagnetic energy over a range of wavelengths and the signaling path includes one or more perturbances in transitioning from one wavelength to another wavelength along the signaling path. A series of triggering signals for input to a measurement system is generated by the semiconductor laser. The semiconductor laser also generates a series of ...

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    19. Method and apparatus for processing the signal in spectral domain interferometry and method and apparatus for spectral domain optical coherence tomography

      Method and apparatus for processing the signal in spectral domain interferometry and method and apparatus for spectral domain optical coherence tomography

      Real-time depth measurements in sensing in spectral domain interferometry and for en-face and cross section image production in optical coherence tomography can operate without any need to linearize the data to maximize the output signal and achieve the theoretical depth resolution. Novel interferometry is disclosed, where parameters of a master interferometer dictate the results in a slave interferometer. The master interferometer can be the same measuring interferometer used in two stages. The master interferometer parameters are at least optical path difference (OPD) or the speed of variation of the OPD in the master interferometer. Coherence gated data are produced from ...

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    20. Image registration, averaging, and compounding for high speed extended depth optical coherence tomography

      Image registration, averaging, and compounding for high speed extended depth optical coherence tomography

      An optical coherence tomography (OCT) system including a source of broadband optical radiation and a beamsplitter coupled to the source is provided. The beamsplitter divides the source radiation into a reference path and a sample path. The reference path includes an optical switch to switch the reference path between a first path having a first reference reflector at a first reference optical path length and a second path having a second reference reflector at a second reference optical path length, different from the first reference optical path length. The system further includes a beam combiner that mixes source radiation reflected ...

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    21. Interferometry employing refractive index dispersion broadening of interference signals

      Interferometry employing refractive index dispersion broadening of interference signals

      An interferometry system includes: a light source, defining a coherence length, an interferometer configured to combine measurement and reference beams to form an output beam, where the interferometer includes a dispersion imbalance between measurement and reference paths large enough to produce a coherence envelope for the system having a width more than twice the coherence length; a phase modulation device configured to introduce a variable phase between the measurement and reference beams; a detector; imaging optics to direct the output beam to the detector and produce an image of the measurement surface; and an electronic processor electronically coupled to the ...

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    22. Systems and methods for providing beam scan patterns for high speed doppler optical frequency domain imaging

      Systems and methods for providing beam scan patterns for high speed doppler optical frequency domain imaging

      An exemplary apparatus and/or an exemplary method can be provided using which, it is possible (e.g., with at least one first arrangement) to measure an amplitude and/or a phase of at least one electromagnetic radiation provided from a particular portion of a sample. Further, it is possible (e.g., using at least one second arrangement) to scan a location of the particular portion along a path from a first point of the sample to a second point of the sample. In addition, it is possible to control the scan (e.g., with the second arrangement) such that ...

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