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    1. Method and apparatus for imaging of semi-transparent matter

      Method and apparatus for imaging of semi-transparent matter

      The invention relates to a method and apparatus for measuring the spatial and velocity distribution of scattering structures of a sample in semi-transparent matter. The acquired spectral data I(k, t) are transformed in two steps to image data I(z, v). A Doppler shift is imposed on the light to a separate real and mirror images in the v space to suppress the complex ambiguity artifact.

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    2. Optical sensing system for cochlear implant surgery

      Optical sensing system for cochlear implant surgery

      A sensing system for implant surgery includes an insertion device for moving an implant into a narrow cavity in a patient's body. A sensor measures the distance from an end of the insertion device to anatomic surfaces at a distance from the end of the insertion device. An optical coherence tomography (OCT) system integrates the sensor and produces OCT images, which can be quantified to distance measurements. The system is particularly useful for cochlear implant surgery.

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    3. Atherectomy catheters with longitudinally displaceable drive shafts

      Atherectomy catheters with longitudinally displaceable drive shafts

      Described herein are atherectomy catheters, systems and methods that include longitudinally displaceable drive shafts that drive actuation of one or more cutters at the distal end of the catheter. The catheters described herein may include one or more imaging sensors for imaging before, during or after cutting tissue. In some variations the imaging sensor may be rotated around the perimeter of the catheter independently of the rotation of the cutter. Also describe herein are imaging catheters that may be used without cutters.

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    4. Atherectomy catheter drive assemblies

      Atherectomy catheter drive assemblies

      A drive assembly for driving an imaging catheter has a rotatable fiber and a rotatable drive shaft. The drive assembly includes a fiber optic rotating junction and a motor configured to rotate the rotatable portion of the fiber optic rotating junction. In some embodiments, the drive assembly includes a sensor configured to detect a rotational position of the fiber optic rotating junction and a processor configured to obtain the detected rotational position and stop the motor only when the fiber optic rotating junction is in a predetermined rotational position. In some embodiments, the motor includes a hollow shaft through which ...

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      Mentions: Avinger
    5. Forward scanning optical probes and associated devices, systems, and methods

      Forward scanning optical probes and associated devices, systems, and methods

      Devices, systems, and methods that utilize a technique of changing a position of the set of optical fibers of the fiber bundle in cooperation with the scanning of the imaging light across a proximal surface of the fiber bundle to improve the resolution of the scanned image. In particular, a bundle actuator can be provided to change a position of the set of optical fibers of the fiber bundle in cooperation with a scanning of the imaging light across the proximal surface of the fiber bundle to cover the areas of the gaps between the optical fibers and to increase ...

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    6. Method and apparatus for enhanced eye measurements

      Method and apparatus for enhanced eye measurements

      An imaging method according to some embodiments of the present invention includes obtaining working distance information from an optical coherence tomography system, the working distance being the working distance to the sample; obtaining information from one or more ocular systems; combining the information from said optical coherence tomography information and said ocular system; and displaying said combined information.

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      Mentions: Optovue Jay Wei
    7. Apparatus and methods for producing and/or providing recirculating optical delay(s)

      Apparatus and methods for producing and/or providing recirculating optical delay(s)

      Exemplary apparatus and method can be availed for providing at least one electromagnetic radiation. For example, it is possible to provide at least one first electromagnetic radiation having a frequency that changes over time with a first characteristic period. Further, with at least one hardware arrangement, it is possible to receive and modify the first electromagnetic radiation(s) into at least one second electromagnetic radiation having a frequency that changes over time with a second characteristic period. The second characteristic period can be smaller than the first characteristic period. The hardware arrangement(s) can include a resonant cavity having a ...

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    8. Line-field holoscopy

      Line-field holoscopy

      A novel imaging method, line-field holoscopy is presented. A line of light is projected across an object to be investigated through an imaging system. The light scattered from the investigated object is combined with reference radiation. The combined light is projected onto a detector providing a confocal restriction in one dimension. Astigmatic optics in the return path transform the light asymmetrically such that at the detector, the line focus is imaged to the confocal restriction, while the orthogonal direction is defocused. Embodiments including a swept source with linear detection array, and spectrometer based systems utilizing a 2D detector array are ...

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    9. Systems, processes and computer-accessible medium for providing hybrid flourescence and optical coherence tomography imaging

      Systems, processes and computer-accessible medium for providing hybrid flourescence and optical coherence tomography imaging

      Apparatus and method can be provided for obtaining information regarding at least one portion of a biological structure. For example, using a first arrangement, it is possible to generate a first electro-magnetic radiation to be forwarded to the portion and receive, from the portion, a second fluorescent radiation associated with the first electro-magnetic radiation Further, using a second arrangement, it is possible to obtain information associated with the second fluorescent radiation, and generate at least one image of the portion as a function of the second fluorescent radiation. According to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention, the first arrangement ...

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    10. Systems and methods of angle-resolved low coherence interferometry based optical correlation

      Systems and methods of angle-resolved low coherence interferometry based optical correlation

      Systems and methods of angle-resolved low coherence interferometry based optical correlation are disclosed. According to an aspect, a method includes directing a sample beam towards a sample for producing a scattered sample beam from the sample. The method also includes receiving the scattered sample beam at a multitude of scattering angles in at least two directions. Further, the method includes cross-correlating the scattered sample beam with a reference beam to produce a two-dimensional angle and depth resolved profile of the sample scattered beam. The method also includes processing the two-dimensional angle and depth scattered profile to obtain correlated information about ...

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    11. Wavelength sweepable laser source

      Wavelength sweepable laser source

      Wavelength sweepable laser source is disclosed, wherein the laser source is a semiconductor laser source adapted for generating laser light at a lasing wavelength. The laser source comprises a substrate, a first reflector, and a second reflector. The first and second reflector together defines an optical cavity, and are arranged to support light oscillation in the optical cavity along an optical path in a direction normal to the substrate. The optical cavity comprises a void in the optical path. The second reflector is resiliently suspended by a suspension in a distance from the first reflector and having a rest position ...

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    12. Swept frequency laser for FD-OCT with intracavity element and method of operation

      Swept frequency laser for FD-OCT with intracavity element and method of operation

      A frequency swept laser source that generates an optical signal that is tuned over a spectral scan band at single discrete wavelengths associated with longitudinal modes of the swept laser source. Laser hopping over discrete single cavity modes allows long laser coherence length even under dynamic very high speed tuning conditions. A ramp drive to the laser is used to linearize laser frequency tuning. A beam splitter is used to divide the optical signal between a reference arm leading to a reference reflector and a sample arm leading to a sample. A detector system detects the optical signal from the ...

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    13. Systems, processes and software arrangements for evaluating information associated with an anatomical structure by an optical coherence ranging technique

      Systems, processes and software arrangements for evaluating information associated with an anatomical structure by an optical coherence ranging technique

      Software systems, arrangements and processes for evaluating an image associated with at least one portion of an anatomical structure are provided. For example, first information associated with the at least one portion of the anatomical structure second information associated with the at least one portion of the anatomical structure can be received. Third information can be generated by determining a relationship between the first information and the second information. Further, the image can be evaluated using a predetermined pathological scoring criteria and the third information.

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    14. Systems, methods, apparatus and computer-accessible-medium for providing polarization-mode dispersion compensation in optical coherence tomography

      Systems, methods, apparatus and computer-accessible-medium for providing polarization-mode dispersion compensation in optical coherence tomography

      Exemplary systems, apparatus, methods and computer-accessible medium for generating information regarding at least one sample can be provided. For example, it is possible to receiving first data which is based on at least one first radiation provided to the sample(s) and at least one second radiation provided from the sample(s) that is/are associated with the first radiation(s) It is also possible to generate second data by reducing the influence of first optical effects induced on the first radiation(s) prior to reaching the sample(s), and second optical effects induced on the second radiation(s) after ...

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    15. Combination optical and ultrasonic imaging of an eye

      Combination optical and ultrasonic imaging of an eye

      A method and apparatus are disclosed for integrating optical coherence tomography (OCT) and very high frequency ultrasound (VHFU) imaging systems. An OCT probe and reference arm are mounted along with an ultrasound probe on a carriage capable of rotational, linear, and/or arcuate motion. The probe carriage may be immersed in water or other suitable medium. The OCT and VHFU probes move about the cornea surface such that the probe axes are substantially perpendicular relative to the cornea surface throughout a scan. The probes are able to be scanned in an arcuate path across the entire cornea surface. The method ...

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    16. Method and device for detecting deposits in the eye

      Method and device for detecting deposits in the eye

      A method and devices for detecting deposits, in particular amyloid plaques, in the eye, in particular in the human eye. The subject is an optical method for detecting deposits, in particular .beta.-amyloid, in the retina, which is locally resolved and wherein the local resolution is better than the layer thickness of individual layers of the retina. The invention includes a device for optically detecting .beta.-amyloid in the retina, which generates a locally resolved image of the retina and wherein the local resolution is better than the layer thickness of individual layers of the retina.

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    17. Method and system for measuring patterned substrates

      Method and system for measuring patterned substrates

      A system and method of measuring feature depth using a common path auto-correlation low coherence interferometer including a light source having an output directed toward a first beam splitter, the first beam splitter directing at least a portion of a light beam from the light source toward a sample having two reflective interfaces including a top surface reflective interface and a feature bottom reflective interface. The first beam splitter can also pass toward a second beam splitter each of a reference light beam reflected from the top surface interface and a measurement light beam reflected from the feature bottom reflective ...

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    18. Surface emitting laser and optical coherence tomography apparatus including the same

      Surface emitting laser and optical coherence tomography apparatus including the same

      A surface emitting laser includes a lower reflector, an active layer, and an upper reflector that are arranged in that order; an air gap provided between the active layer and the upper reflector; and a slab provided on an optical path of the air gap and having a refractive index that is higher than a refractive index of the air gap. A position of at least one of the upper reflector and the lower reflector in an optical axis direction is changed to change a wavelength of emitted light. In the case where the position of the upper reflector is ...

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    19. Apparatus for imaging an eye

      Apparatus for imaging an eye

      A slit lamp mounted eye imaging a slit lamp integrated, a handheld, OCT integrated, or attached to a separate chinrest-joystick assembly apparatus for producing a wide field and/or magnified views of the posterior or the anterior segments of an eye through an undilated or dilated pupil. The apparatus images sections and focal planes and utilizes an illumination system that uses one or more LEDs, shifting optical elements, flipping masks, and/or aperture stops where the light can be delivered into the optical system on optical axis or off axis from center of optical system and return imaging path from ...

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    20. OCT swept laser with high coherence signal extraction

      OCT swept laser with high coherence signal extraction

      An optical coherence tomography system utilizes an optical swept laser that has improved coherence length in the swept optical signal. This is accomplished using an intra-cavity element that extracts the tunable optical signal at the optimal location within the laser's resonant cavity. Generally this location is between the intracavity tuning element and the cavity's gain element so that light coming from the tuning element is extracted. In general in lasers, the gain element adds noise and chirp and this degrades the tunable optical signal's coherence length.

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    21. Electro-optical silicon-based phase modulator with null residual amplitude modulation

      Electro-optical silicon-based phase modulator with null residual amplitude modulation

      Systems and methods are presented for modulating a beam of radiation, such that the modulated beam exhibits substantially null residual amplitude modulation (RAM). An electro-optical modulator is presented that includes a waveguide, a first region associated with the waveguide and a second region associated with the waveguide. The waveguide is designed to guide a beam of radiation. A first electric potential applied to the first region causes a first modulation to the beam of radiation while a second electric potential applied to the second region causes a second modulation to the beam of radiation. The first modulation combined with the ...

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    22. True-spectroscopic dual mode high resolution full-field optical coherence tomography using liquid crystal devices

      True-spectroscopic dual mode high resolution full-field optical coherence tomography using liquid crystal devices

      The invention is a system and method for obtaining interference and optical coherence tomography images from an object. The system comprises a wideband source, an optical mask for extending the depth of field, a a liquid crystal tunable filter and a phase modulator all of which are uniquely integrated in a Linnik interferometer microscope. The system has several imaging modes: in the time domain mode the device may operate either with wideband illumination or with quasi monochromatic illumination. The monochromatic illumination can be varied in wavelength along a wide spectral region thus allowing true spectroscopic imaging in high resolution and ...

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