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    1. Imaging apparatus, imaging method, and storage medium

      Imaging apparatus, imaging method, and storage medium

      An imaging apparatus includes a tomographic image acquisition unit configured to acquire a tomographic image indicating a polarization state of a subject based on beams of different polarizations obtained by splitting a beam into which a return beam from the subject irradiated with a measuring beam and a reference beam corresponding to the measuring beam have been combined, and a control unit configured to control an optical path length difference between the return beam and the reference beam according to positional information of a predetermined region in the tomographic image indicating the polarization state of the subject.

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    2. Apparatus, method and system for generating optical radiation from biological gain media

      Apparatus, method and system for generating optical radiation from biological gain media

      In one exemplary embodiment, an apparatus can be provided which includes at least one biological medium that causes gain. According to another exemplary embodiment, an arrangement can be provided which is configured to be provided in an anatomical structure. This exemplary arrangement can include at least one emitter having a cross-sectional area of at most 10 microns within the anatomical structure, and which is configured to generate at least one laser radiation. In a further exemplary embodiment, an apparatus can be provided which can include at least one medium which is configured to cause gain; and at least one optical ...

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    3. Functional optical coherent imaging

      Functional optical coherent imaging

      The present invention relates to a functional optical coherent imaging (fOCI) platform comprising at least one active camera unit (ACU) comprising a coherent and/or a partially coherent light source, and means for spectral filtering and imaging a selected body area of interest; an image processing unit (IPU) for pre-processing data received from an ACU; at least one stimulation unit (STU) transmitting a stimulation to a subject; at least one body function reference measurement unit (BFMU); a central clock and processing unit (CCU), with interconnections to the ACU, the IPU, the STU, for collecting pre-processed data from the IPU, stimuli ...

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    4. Intra-surgical optical coherence tomographic imaging of cataract procedures

      Intra-surgical optical coherence tomographic imaging of cataract procedures

      A cataract surgical system includes a laser source to generate a first set of laser pulses; a guiding optic to guide the first set of laser pulses to a cataract target region in an eye; a laser controller to generate an electronic representation of a target scan pattern, and to control the guiding optic to scan the first set of laser pulses according to a portion of the target scan pattern to create a first photo-disrupted region in the cataract target region; and a Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomographic (SD-OCT) imaging system to generate an image of a portion of ...

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      Mentions: LenSx
    5. Surgical microscopes using optical coherence tomography and related systems

      Surgical microscopes using optical coherence tomography and related systems

      Some embodiments of the present inventive concept provide optical coherence tomography (OCT) systems for integration with a microscope. The OCT system includes a sample arm coupled to the imaging path of a microscope. The sample arm includes an input beam zoom assembly including at least two movable lenses configured to provide shape control for an OCT signal beam; a scan assembly including at least one scanning mirror and configured for telecentric scanning of the OCT signal beam; and a beam expander configured to set the OCT signal beam diameter incident on the microscope objective. The shape control includes separable controls ...

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    6. Apparatus, method and system for performing phase-resolved optical frequency domain imaging

      Apparatus, method and system for performing phase-resolved optical frequency domain imaging

      Apparatus, system and method are provided which utilize signals received from a reference and a sample. In particular, a radiation is provided which includes at least one first electro-magnetic radiation directed to the sample and at least one second electro-magnetic radiation directed to the reference. A frequency of the radiation varies over time. An interference can be detected between at least one third radiation associated with the first radiation and at least one fourth radiation associated with the second radiation. It is possible to obtain a particular signal associated with at least one phase of at least one frequency component ...

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    7. Broadband infrared light emitting device

      Broadband infrared light emitting device

      There is provided a broadband infrared light emitting device that radiates infrared light having a band broader than a conventional broadband infrared light emitting device. [MEANS FOR SOLVING] The broadband infrared light emitting device at least includes: a light source 4 that emits first excitation light .lamda.1 in a first wavelength range; a first glass phosphor 51 that has an excitation band in a first wavelength range, and when the first excitation light .lamda.1 is incident thereon, emits second excitation light .lamda.2 in a second wavelength range and first infrared light .lamda.3 in a third wavelength ...

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    8. Flexible waveguides for optical coherence tomography

      Flexible waveguides for optical coherence tomography

      A system and method for depth-resolved imaging of a sample are presented. The system for depth-resolved imaging of a sample includes a substrate of substantially flexible material, a plurality of waveguides disposed on the substrate, an optical element disposed at a distal end of the plurality of waveguides, and one or more interferometers. Light is collected from the sample through the optical element and plurality of waveguides on the flexible substrate on its path to the one or more interferometers. The interferometers are configured to combine a reference light with the light received by at least a portion of the ...

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    9. White coherent laser light launched into nano fibers for surgical illumination

      White coherent laser light launched into nano fibers for surgical illumination

      Disclosed is an exemplary surgical illumination system that includes a first laser configured to emit a first light beam having a first spectral range, and an illumination probe optically connectable to the first laser. The first laser may be configured as a supercontinuum laser. The surgical illumination system may include a second laser configured to emit a second light beam having a second spectral range, and a beam combiner for combing the first and second laser beams to form a third laser beam having a spectral range of the first and second lasers. The illumination probe includes a fiber optic ...

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    10. Optical tomographic image photographing apparatus and control method therefor

      Optical tomographic image photographing apparatus and control method therefor

      An optical tomographic image photographing apparatus having a tracking function, capable of appropriately controlling a scan in acquiring a tomographic image. The optical tomographic image photographing apparatus according to the invention includes a fundus image photographing section which photographs fundus images of an eye to be inspected and a tomographic image photographing section which photographs tomographic images of the eye to be inspected. A control method of the optical tomographic image photographing apparatus includes the steps of: calculating coordinate values matching a plurality of previously-acquired characteristic areas in the fundus image; calculating a spatial variation between the plurality of coordinate ...

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    11. Systems and methods for improved ophthalmic imaging

      Systems and methods for improved ophthalmic imaging

      Systems and methods for improving ophthalmic imaging by correlating the location of a measurement on the pupil of the eye with a quality of the measurement and further controlling subsequent measurements based on the quality are presented. Aspects of the invention include obtaining optical coherence tomography (OCT) measurements through cataracts or other media opacities, obtaining B-scans with minimized tilt, and automated OCT data acquisition of select structures in the eye. Embodiments of the invention directed towards imaging tissues with angle dependent layer contrast and mapping the size and location of cataracts in the eye are also described.

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    12. Method for reducing noise in tomographic image and recording medium having noise reducing program stored therein

      Method for reducing noise in tomographic image and recording medium having noise reducing program stored therein

      A method for reducing noise in a tomographic image, includes: acquiring phase information of a noise component signal, the signal being provided as a signal corresponding to a noise component of the tomographic image and included in a spectrum interference signal output from a detector of a swept source optical coherence tomography device; acquiring a tomographic image in response to a spectrum interference signal with a corrected phase deviation based on the acquired phase information; and reducing the noise component of this tomographic image.

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    13. Sapphire lens-based optical fiber probe for optical coherence tomography

      Sapphire lens-based optical fiber probe for optical coherence tomography

      A probe for an optical coherence tomography system according to an embodiment of the current invention includes a sheath having a proximal end and a distal end and defining a lumen therein, an optical fiber disposed at least partially within the lumen of said sheath, and a sapphire lens attached to the distal end of the sheath to form a fluid-tight seal to prevent fluid from entering the lumen of said sheath. The optical fiber has an end arranged in an optical path with the sapphire lens to provide optical coupling between the sapphire lens and the optical fiber.

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    14. Vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser and method of fabricating the same

      Vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser and method of fabricating the same

      Provided are a wavelength swept vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser and a method of fabricating the same. The laser may include a substrate, a lower reflection layer on the substrate, an active layer on the lower reflection layer, a sacrificial layer disposed on a first side of the active layer, a stopper disposed on a second side of the active layer that may be spaced apart from the sacrificial layer, and an upper reflection layer fixed on the sacrificial layer, the upper reflection layer extending over the stopper and the active layer. The stopper defines a minimum separation distance between the upper ...

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    15. Optical tomographic imaging method and optical tomographic imaging apparatus

      Optical tomographic imaging method and optical tomographic imaging apparatus

      An optical tomographic imaging method of picking up a cross-sectional image of an object comprises scanning a predetermined region of the object with spots of a plurality of measurement lights in the same direction so as to irradiate different positions of the object with different spots, detecting interference signals formed by the plurality of return lights reflected or scattered by the object and a plurality of corresponding reference lights reflected by a reference mirror, and executing an arithmetic process on the detected interference signals based on a displacement amount between the different spot positions using interference signals corresponding to at ...

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    16. Systems and methods for bidirectional functional optical coherence tomography

      Systems and methods for bidirectional functional optical coherence tomography

      Methods for determining improving quantitative and qualitative motion contrast information collected with optical coherence tomography (OCT) data are presented. In one embodiment, flow within a cross-sectional area of a sample is calculated independent of the Doppler and en face angles using a bidirectional OCT system. In another embodiment, motion contrast images are improved by averaging motion contrast information collected from a bidirectional OCT system.

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    17. Device for swept source optical coherence domain reflectometry

      Device for swept source optical coherence domain reflectometry

      A device for swept-source optical coherence domain reflectometry (SS OCDR) on moveable samples, particularly human eyes, for obtaining A-scans, having a measuring range according to the sample length and having a laser light source which can be adjusted by a main wave number k.sub.0 and at least one receiver for the light dissipated from the sample, wherein the sample is illuminated on the sample surface by a measurement beam having a diameter D by way of a coupling device. The light source has a spectral line width of .delta.k<168 m.sup.-1 and the adjustment of ...

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    18. Full-field optical coherence tomography system for imaging an object

      Full-field optical coherence tomography system for imaging an object

      The present invention relates to a full-field optical coherence tomography system (300) for imaging an object (319), comprising a light source (301), a first interferometric device having means for splitting an input light beam and comprising at least a reflecting surface (307), a second interferometric device having means for splitting the spectrally modulated output beam and comprising at least a reflecting surface, a multichannel acquisition device (321), the system (300) being characterized in that at least one of the interferometric devices includes at least a focusing optical element arranged to focus at least one of the input beams or at ...

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    19. Integrated OCT detector system with transimpedance amplifier

      Integrated OCT detector system with transimpedance amplifier

      An optical detector system comprises a hermetic optoelectronic package, an optical bench installed within the optoelectronic package, a balanced detector system installed on the optical bench. The balanced detector system includes at least two optical detectors that receive interference signals. An electronic amplifier system installed within the optoelectronic package amplifies an output of at least two optical detectors. Also disclosed is an integrated optical coherence tomography system. Embodiments are provided in which the amplifiers, typically transimpedance amplifiers, are closely integrated with the optical detectors that detect the interference signals from the interferometer. Further embodiments are provided in which the interferometer ...

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    20. Systems & Methods For Ocular Anterior Segment Tracking, Alignment, And Dewarping Using Optical Coherence Tomography

      Systems & Methods For Ocular Anterior Segment Tracking, Alignment, And Dewarping Using Optical Coherence Tomography

      The present application discloses methods and systems to track the anterior segment while establishing a position of the delay which will permit good control of the placement of anterior segment structures. This allows accurate dewarping by maximizing the amount of corneal surface that is imaged as well as reducing or eliminating overlap between real and complex conjugate images present in frequency-domain optical coherence tomography. A method to dewarp surfaces given partial corneal surface information is also disclosed.

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    21. Tunable Surface Emitting Laser, Manufacturing Method Thereof, And Optical Coherence Tomography Apparatus Including Tunable Surface Emitting Laser

      Tunable Surface Emitting Laser, Manufacturing Method Thereof, And Optical Coherence Tomography Apparatus Including Tunable Surface Emitting Laser

      (EN) A tunable surface emitting laser includes on a semiconductor substrate (1) a first reflecting mirror (2); an active layer (4) on the first reflecting mirror which may be a DBR; a current confinement layer (6) resulting from partial oxidation of an AlGaAs layer; a conductive layer (7) on the current confinement layer (6) for providing a bias current to the active region; support portions (8) made from electrically insulating material like undoped GaAs; and a conductive film (9) which is provided above the conductive layer via a support portion (8) and which comprises a second reflecting mirror (11) like ...

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    22. System and method for acquiring images from within a tissue

      System and method for acquiring images from within a tissue

      Systems and methods for imaging within depth layers of a tissue include illuminating light rays at different changing wavelengths (frequencies), collimating illuminated light rays using a collimator, and splitting light rays using a beam splitter, such that some of the light rays are directed towards a reference mirror and some of the rays are directed towards the tissue. The systems and methods further include reflecting light rays from the reference mirror towards the imager, filtering out non-collimated light rays reflected off the tissue by using a telecentric optical system, and reflecting collimated light rays reflected off the tissue towards the ...

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