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    1. Processing optical coherence tomography scans

      Processing optical coherence tomography scans

      A method of processing optical coherence tomography (OCT) scans through a subject's skin, the method comprising: receiving a plurality of scans through the subject's skin, the scans representing an OCT signal in slices through the user's skin at different times; comparing the scans to determine time-varying regions in the scans; determining a depth-distribution of the time varying regions.

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    2. Systems and methods for arbitrary viewpoint robotic manipulation and robotic surgical assistance

      Systems and methods for arbitrary viewpoint robotic manipulation and robotic surgical assistance

      Systems and methods for arbitrary viewpoint robotic manipulation and robotic surgical assistance are disclosed. According to an aspect, a system includes one or more controllers configured to receive an image dataset of an actual environment within which the robotic tool is positioned. The controller(s) are also configured to generate a virtual environment of the actual environment based on the image dataset. Further, the controller(s) can control display of the virtual environment including a virtual tool controllable by a user for use to control the robotic tool within the actual environment. The controller(s) can receive user input for ...

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    3. Automatic intraoral 3D scanner with low coherence ranging

      Automatic intraoral 3D scanner with low coherence ranging

      An intraoral scanning apparatus has a source of low coherence light. An interferometer directs the low coherence light to a reference path and a sample path and generates image data according to interference from combined light returned along the reference and sample paths. A fixture is optically coupled to the sample path and has a bite portion featured for clamping between the jaws of a patient, a track that defines a curved scan path for scanning, one or more scanners configured to direct the sample path light to and from the teeth, and an actuator and translation apparatus that urges ...

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    4. Compensating optical coherence tomography scans

      Compensating optical coherence tomography scans

      A method of processing optical coherence tomography (OCT) scans, comprising: receiving OCT data comprising an OCT signal indicative of the level of scattering in a sample, the OCT data including the OCT signal for at least one scan through the sample, with the OCT signal having been measured at varying depth and position through the sample in each scan; processing the OCT data for each scan with depth to produce a indicative depth scan representative of the OCT signal at each depth through all of the scans; fitting a curve to the indicative depth scan, the curve comprising a first ...

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    5. OCT system

      OCT system

      The invention relates to an OCT system comprising an OCT light source, an OCT evaluation unit, a first OCT light guide, a second OCT light guide and a changeover module. The light from the OCT light source passes through the changeover module. In a first state of the changeover module, the OCT light is passed to an entry end of the first OCT light guide. In a second state of the changeover module, the OCT light is passed to an entry end of the second OCT light guide. A scanning device assigned to the first OCT light guide is arranged ...

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    6. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) system with improved image quality

      Optical coherence tomography (OCT) system with improved image quality

      This disclosure relates to the field of Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT). This disclosure particularly relates to an OCT system that generates an image with improved quality. In one example, the OCT system may generate an improved Bscan image by using multiple shaping functions to shape the raw A-scans. In another example, the OCT system may generate the improved B-scan image by forming multiple apodization patterns on a detector and acquiring raw A-scans by using the apodization patterns. A better diagnosis of a health condition may be reached by using the improved images generated by the OCT system of this disclosure.

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    7. Method and system for pupil retro illumination using sample arm of OCT interferometer

      Method and system for pupil retro illumination using sample arm of OCT interferometer

      Abstract An optical measurement instrument includes optical coherence tomography (OCT) interferometer and a pupil retro illumination system which directs laser light onto the retina of an eye via the sample arm of the OCT interferometer. The laser light passes through an intraocular lens (IOL) implanted into the eye, and an iris camera captures an image of the eye from a portion of the light returned from the retina of the eye, the returned light also passing through the IOL. One or more fiducials of the IOL are detected from the captured image, and an angular orientation of the eye is ...

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    8. Optical coherence tomography apparatus, image processing apparatus, image processing method, and storage medium

      Optical coherence tomography apparatus, image processing apparatus, image processing method, and storage medium

      An apparatus includes an interference optical system configured to acquire a tomographic image of an eye by using interference light between return light from the eye irradiated with measurement light and reference light corresponding to the measurement light, a determination unit configured to determine, by using at least one of information about an acquisition time for acquiring the tomographic image and information about an imaging view angle of the tomographic image, a search range for searching for a position corresponding to a first tomographic image of the eye, the position being in a second tomographic image of the eye, and ...

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    9. Systems and methods of optical coherence tomography with a multi-focal delay line

      Systems and methods of optical coherence tomography with a multi-focal delay line

      An optical coherence tomography (OCT) system includes: a light source; a multi-focal delay line; and a light detector. The multi-focal delay line includes: a positive lens; and an optical switch configured to: receive a light from the light source; selectively direct the sample light to the positive lens via a selected one of a plurality of light interfaces each located a different distance from the focal plane of the positive lens; and direct the sample light to an object to be measured. The light detector is configured to receive return light returned from the object to be measured in response ...

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    10. Apparatus and methods for high-speed and long depth range imaging using optical coherence tomography

      Apparatus and methods for high-speed and long depth range imaging using optical coherence tomography

      Exemplary apparatus can be provided which can include a laser arrangement that is configured to provide a laser radiation, and including an optical cavity. The optical cavity can include a dispersive optical waveguide first arrangement having first and second sides, and which is configured to (i) receive at least one first electro-magnetic radiation at the first side so as to provide at least one second electro-magnetic radiation, and (ii) to receive at least one third electro-magnetic radiation at the second side so as to provide at least one fourth electro-magnetic radiation. The first and second sides are different from one ...

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    11. Systems and methods for generating and displaying OCT angiography data using variable interscan time analysis

      Systems and methods for generating and displaying OCT angiography data using variable interscan time analysis

      An imaging (e.g., with an optical coherence tomography system) method that includes 1) acquiring repeated B-scans in a manner consistent with forming images, 2) processing the acquired images according to a variable interscan time analysis (VISTA) method, and 3) generating and displaying a color-mapped image pixel color of the color-mapped image fluid flow speed, or a related quantity.

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    12. Generation of dewarped OCT B-scan images

      Generation of dewarped OCT B-scan images

      A method of generating a look-up table, LUT, for constructing a dewarped B-scan image from A-scans of a cropped part of a sequence of acquired OCT A-scans, the LUT associating each of a plurality of pixel arrays that are to form the dewarped B-scan image with a respective A-scan in the cropped part. The method comprises: using an indication of a spatial distribution of scan locations of A-scans to determine a dewarp function for selecting, from among acquired A-scans, A-scans having uniformly spaced scan locations; using the function and cropping information, in accordance with which the cropped part is cropped ...

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      Mentions: Optos
    13. Polarization sensitive optical coherence tomography apparatus and control method therefor

      Polarization sensitive optical coherence tomography apparatus and control method therefor

      Disclosed is a polarization sensitive optical coherence tomography apparatus and control method thereof. According to the polarization sensitive optical coherence tomography apparatus and control method thereof of the present invention, the local phase delay value of each layer of a multiple of layers using Jones matrix for a birefringent material having the multiple of layers where each layers optical axis is random based on a polarized signal detected in an optical detector may be calculated. According to the present invention, a skin aging level can be accurately examined by obtaining an accurate accumulated phase delay value for a multiple of ...

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    14. Reconfigurable optical coherence tomography (OCT) system

      Reconfigurable optical coherence tomography (OCT) system

      An optical coherence tomography (OCT) apparatus includes an optical source module comprising two or more selectable optical sources or an optical source configured to selectively operate in two or more source operating modes, or a combination of both, and further comprises an OCT engine coupled to the optical source module, the OCT engine comprising an OCT interferometer. The OCT apparatus still further includes a mode-switching optics module coupled to the OCT engine and comprising one or more swappable, selectable, or adjustable optical components, such that the mode-switching optics module is configured to selectively provide two or more optical configurations for ...

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      Mentions: Alcon
    15. Iris edge detection in Optical Coherence Tomography

      Iris edge detection in Optical Coherence Tomography

      A-lines are obtained from an OCT scan of the eye, some of which pass through the iris and the lens and some of which pass through the lens but not the iris. An interface is detected from the A-lines; at least some of this interface is assumed to correspond to either the anterior or posterior of the iris. For each A-line, a first metric is derived from pixels near the detected first interface, such that the first metric reflects an OCT signal intensity associated with the interface, and a second metric is derived from pixels further from the interface, such ...

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    16. Eye tracking using optical coherence methods

      Eye tracking using optical coherence methods

      A system tracks eye movement using optical coherence in a head mounted display. The system includes an illumination source configured to project low coherence interference light onto a portion of a user's eye. The system includes a scanning system to select an axial position within the illuminated portion of the user's eye. The system includes a detector configured to collect light reflected from the illuminated portion of the user's eye at the selected axial position, and the reflected light includes measurement data characterizing the illuminated portion of the user's eye. The system includes a controller configured ...

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    17. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging surgical target tissue by nonlinear scanning of an eye

      Optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging surgical target tissue by nonlinear scanning of an eye

      Systems and techniques for laser surgery are described. Scan data may be created by determining a coordinate of the object at a set of points along an arc by the imaging system, wherein the coordinate of the object is a Z coordinate of an object layer. An object shape parameter and position parameter may be determined based on the scan data by a system control module by extracting an amplitude and a phase of the scan data determining a center of the object layer based on the extracted amplitude and phase.

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      Mentions: Alcon
    18. Multiple optical fusion-image based method and apparatus for diagnosing brain tumor in real-time

      Multiple optical fusion-image based method and apparatus for diagnosing brain tumor in real-time

      A method and an apparatus for diagnosing a brain tumor in real-time are disclosed. A method for detecting a brain tumor in real-time can comprise the steps of: generating, by a probe, a plurality of input signals and transferring the same to a target detection region which is estimated to be the location of a brain tumor; receiving, by the probe, a plurality of reflection signals on the basis of a plurality of input signals; and detecting, by the probe, a plurality of the received reflection signals, wherein a plurality of the input signals comprise a terahertz signal, an optical ...

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    19. Optical coherence tomography for identity verification

      Optical coherence tomography for identity verification

      A system and method for using optical coherence tomography for identity authentication. Embodiments include fingerprint validation, iris scan validation and facial scan validation. A preferred embodiment uses an optical coherence tomography system in conjunction with at least one additional two or three dimensional imaging of fingerprint, iris or facial biological indicators. Various embodiments provide additional combinations of two and three dimensional identification features so as to increase likelihood of accurate authentication of a subject under test.

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    20. Devices and arrangements for performing coherence range imaging using a common path interferometer

      Devices and arrangements for performing coherence range imaging using a common path interferometer

      Devices, arrangements and apparatus adapted to propagate at least one electro-magnetic radiation are provided. In particular, a probe housing, a sample arm section and a reference arm section can be included. For example, the sample arm section can be at least partially situated within the probe housing, and configured to propagate a first portion of the electro-magnetic radiation that is intended to be forwarded to a sample. The reference arm section can be at least partially situated within the probe housing, and configured to propagate a second portion of the electro-magnetic radiation that is intended to be forwarded to a ...

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    21. Scan error correction in low coherence scanning interferometry

      Scan error correction in low coherence scanning interferometry

      In general, in one aspect, the invention features apparatus that includes a broadband scanning interferometry system including interferometer optics for combining test light from a test object with reference light from a reference object to form an interference pattern on a detector, wherein the test and reference light are derived from a common light source. The interferometry system further includes a scanning stage configured to scan an optical path difference (OPD) between the test and reference light from the common source to the detector and a detector system including the detector for recording the interference pattern for each of a ...

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      Mentions: Zygo
    22. Optical probe

      Optical probe

      An optical probe includes an optical source that generates an optical beam that propagates from a proximal end to a distal end of an optical fiber that imparts a transformation of a spatial profile of the optical beam. An optical control device imparts a compensating spatial profile on the optical beam that at least partially compensates for the transformation of the spatial profile of the optical beam imparted by the optical fiber in response to a control signal from a signal processor. A distal optical source generates a calibration light that propagates through the one or more optical waveguides from ...

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      Mentions: Eric A. Swanson
    23. Optical interference tomographic image generating apparatus and method for using same

      Optical interference tomographic image generating apparatus and method for using same

      Provided are an optical interference tomographic image generating apparatus and a method for using the same, whereby an image can be acquired in which the effect of unnecessary matter near a sample is reduced. An optical interference tomographic image generating apparatus is provided with an OCT control device for performing image processing for vertically inverting an image generated from a detection signal in the case of a setting whereby a reference mirror is disposed so that the optical path length of a reference optical path matches the optical path length of a sample optical path having as a reference position ...

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    24. Methods and apparatus for phase stabilized swept-source optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT) including rescaling and dynamic range enhancement

      Methods and apparatus for phase stabilized swept-source optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT) including rescaling and dynamic range enhancement

      An optical coherence tomography (OCT) system electrically mixes a signature signal with an OCT signal (e.g., an interferogram) output by a photodetector of the OCT system. The signature signal may be a signal output by a photodetector that detects an optical signal from a fiber Bragg grating. The signature signal may then be time delayed before combination with the OCT signal. A series of interferograms are then aligned according to the signature signal. A rescaling signal may be similarly electrically mixed with the signature and OCT signals.

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