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    1. Ophthalmic optical coherence tomography system and method for quick switching to realize anterior and posterior eye segments imaging

      Ophthalmic optical coherence tomography system and method for quick switching to realize anterior and posterior eye segments imaging

      An ophthalmic optical coherence tomography system and a method for quick switching to realize anterior and posterior eye segments imaging are provided, the system includes: an OCT interferometer primary module and a sample arm module, the OCT interferometer primary module includes an OCT light source, a fiber coupler, a reference arm, a detection module, an X-direction scanning unit, and a Y-direction scanning unit; the sample arm module includes an anterior eye segment imaging module and a posterior eye segment imaging module; the Y-direction scanning unit is rotatable; when the Y-direction scanning unit is at a first rotation angle, the Y-direction ...

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    2. Wavelength swept light source

      Wavelength swept light source

      A wavelength swept light source includes a sawtooth waveform as a main waveform and an exponential component of the sawtooth waveform to the controlled voltage of the electro-optic deflector. The controlled voltage is controlled so that, as an oscillation wavelength to be swept is swept towards a longer wavelength side, a change rate of the oscillation wavelength is increased.

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      Mentions: NTT
    3. Process, arrangements and systems for providing frequency domain imaging of a sample

      Process, arrangements and systems for providing frequency domain imaging of a sample

      Exemplary apparatus, arrangement and method can be provided for obtaining information associated with an anatomical structure or sample using optical microscopy. A radiation can include first electromagnetic radiation(s) directed to an anatomical sample and at least one second electromagnetic radiation directed to a reference. A wavelength of the radiation can vary over time, and the wavelength can be shorter than approximately 1150 nm. An interference can be detected between third and forth radiations associated with the first, second and fourth radiation, respectively. At least one image corresponding to portion(s) of the sample can be generated using data associated ...

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    4. Method and device for recording and displaying an OCT whole-eye scan

      Method and device for recording and displaying an OCT whole-eye scan

      The eye is illuminated by a variable laser light source with a measurement range corresponding to the eye length, wherein the focus of the laser beam in the eye can be shifted laterally and/or axially by an adjustment mechanism, and the light fractions back-scattered from the sample are captured via an interferometer by a data acquisition unit and forwarded to a data processing unit. In the data processing unit, an OCT whole-eye scan is combined with at least one or several further overlapping tomographic part-eye or whole-eye scans. Reference information is used to register the first whole-eye scan with ...

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    5. Integrated delay line for optical coherence tomography

      Integrated delay line for optical coherence tomography

      A system includes a waveguide that guides a beam of radiation, a variable delay unit, and a polarization-dependent modulating unit. The variable delay unit modulates the refractive index in a region, and the waveguide makes a plurality of passes through the region. The polarization-dependent element compensates for birefringence associated with the beam of radiation and includes a polarization splitter and a plurality of modulating elements. The polarization splitter has a first arm and a second arm that each include modulation segments. The beam of radiation is split between the first arm and the second arm and recombined after traversing the ...

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    6. Optical coherence tomography device having a plurality of calibration reflecting surfaces

      Optical coherence tomography device having a plurality of calibration reflecting surfaces

      Provided is an optical tomographic device including a measurement optical system that irradiates light from a light source to inside a subject and guides reflected light therefrom; a reference optical system that guides the light from the light source as reference light; a calibration optical system that irradiates a calibration reflecting surface with light from the light source, and guides the reflected light reflected by the calibration reflecting surface; a light-receiving element that receives the interfering light for measurement formed by synthesizing the reflected light guided by the measurement optical system and the reference light, and the interfering light for ...

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    7. Surface emitting laser and optical coherence tomography measuring apparatus using the surface emitting laser

      Surface emitting laser and optical coherence tomography measuring apparatus using the surface emitting laser

      A surface emitting laser operable to change a wavelength of emitted light includes a first reflecting mirror, a second reflecting mirror, wherein a cavity is formed between the first reflecting mirror and the second reflecting mirror along the optical axis of the surface emitting laser, an active layer formed within the cavity, a region formed within the cavity, and a movable part situated within the region, the movable part having a refractive index different from a refractive index of the region. The wavelength of emitted light is changeable by changing the position of the movable part along the direction of ...

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    8. Analysis and visualization of OCT angiography data

      Analysis and visualization of OCT angiography data

      Methods for analyzing and visualizing OCT angiography data are presented. In one embodiment, an automated method for identifying the foveal avascular zone in a two dimensional en face image generated from motion contrast data is presented. Several 3D visualization techniques are presented including one in which a particular vessel is selected in a motion contrast image and all connected vessels are highlighted. A further embodiment includes a stereoscopic visualization method. In addition, a variety of metrics for characterizing OCT angiography image data are described.

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    9. Swept source optical coherence tomography and method for stabilizing phase thereof

      Swept source optical coherence tomography and method for stabilizing phase thereof

      In an embodiment, a computer 16, which generates tomographic images based on spectral interference signals detected by a light detector 15 from overlaid reference light emitted by a swept-source type light source 2 of a SS-OCT, split, and then reflected by a fixed reference mirror 8 on one hand and object light reflected by an object to be measured 6 on the other, is caused to function to apply rough correction using a first correction means and then apply detailed correction using a second correction means, to stabilize the phases of the SS-OCT. The phases can be stabilized by eliminating ...

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    10. Method of processing optical coherence tomography images

      Method of processing optical coherence tomography images

      An automatic or semiautomatic method of processing intravascular Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) images, comprising: pre-processing the primary image by segmenting the guidewire in the lumen to exclude it from the image, determining whether the lumen is open or closed; if the lumen is determined to be closed, performing a first automatic lumen segmentation procedure on the pre-processed image to define a perimeter line of the lumen, corresponding to the inner edge of the vessel wall, and determine a centroid CL of the lumen area; if the lumen is determined not to be closed, sequentially performing an automatic lumen closing procedure ...

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    11. Scanning device for low coherence interferometry

      Scanning device for low coherence interferometry

      A system for lateral scanning of a sample using optical coherence tomography is presented. The low coherence interferometry system includes a first multiplexing unit and a second multiplexing unit. The first multiplexing unit is configured to receive a first beam of radiation and includes a first plurality of optical delay elements configured to introduce a group delay to the first beam of radiation based on an optical path traversed by the first beam of radiation among a first plurality of optical waveguides. The second multiplexing unit is configured to receive a second beam of radiation. The second multiplexing unit includes ...

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    12. 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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    13. 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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    14. 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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    15. 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
    16. 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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    17. 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
    18. 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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    19. 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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    20. 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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    21. 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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    22. 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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