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    1. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) system with improved motion contrast

      Optical coherence tomography (OCT) system with improved motion contrast

      This disclosure relates to the field of Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT). This disclosure particularly relates to an OCT system with improved motion contrast. This disclosure particularly relates to motion contrast methods for such OCT systems. The OCT system of this disclosure may have a configuration that scans a physical object, which has a surface and a depth, with a beam of light that has a beam width and a direction; acquires OCT signals from the scan; forms at least one A-scan using the acquired OCT signals; forms at least one B-scan cluster set using the acquired OCT signals that includes ...

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    2. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) system with phase-sensitive B-scan registration

      Optical coherence tomography (OCT) system with phase-sensitive B-scan registration

      This disclosure relates to the field of Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT). This disclosure particularly relates to an OCT system having a configuration that uses a phase sensitive B-scan registration method. In this disclosure, an OCT system may have a configuration that scans a physical object, acquires OCT signals to form B-scans, uses these B-scans to determine an optimal shift in an axial direction by using total phase error between B-scans, and align B-scans, thereby minimizing effects of motion that may occur during scanning of the physical object.

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    3. Supercontinuum light source

      Supercontinuum light source

      A supercontinuum light source includes a microstructured optical fiber, and a feeding unit arranged for feeding pump pulses to the microstructured optical fiber, wherein the feeding unit comprises a picosecond laser and one or more amplifiers, wherein the microstructured optical fiber is a silica fiber wherein at least a part of the core being of silica or doped silica, and including a core including core material and a cladding surrounding the core, and at least the core material is loaded with deuterium to have an OD absorption peak around 1870 nm, wherein the feeding unit is spliced to the microstructured ...

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      Mentions: NKT Photonics
    4. Methods and systems for characterizing laser machining properties by measuring keyhole dynamics using interferometry

      Methods and systems for characterizing laser machining properties by measuring keyhole dynamics using interferometry

      A method, apparatus, and system are provided to monitor and characterize the dynamics of a phase change region (PCR) created during laser welding, specifically keyhole welding, and other material modification processes, using low-coherence interferometry. By directing a measurement beam to multiple locations within and overlapping with the PCR, the system, apparatus, and method are used to determine, in real time, spatial and temporal characteristics of the weld such as keyhole depth, length, width, shape and whether the keyhole is unstable, closes or collapses. This information is important in determining the quality and material properties of a completed finished weld. It ...

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    5. Methods of reducing motion artifacts for optical coherence tomography angiography

      Methods of reducing motion artifacts for optical coherence tomography angiography

      A method for reducing motion artifacts in optical coherence tomography (OCT) angiography images is disclosed. The method is applied to the intensity or complex OCT data prior to applying the motion contrast analysis and involves determining sub-pixel level shifts between at least two B-scans repeated approximately at the same location and applying the sub-pixel level shifts to the B-scans to be able to correct for motion and accurately determine motion contrast signal. A preferred embodiment includes the use of 2D cross correlations to register a series of B-scans in both the axial (z-) and lateral (x-) dimensions and a convolution ...

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    6. Retinal movement tracking in optical coherence tomography

      Retinal movement tracking in optical coherence tomography

      The present invention defines a method of correcting for eye movement during optical coherence tomography imaging. The method includes imaging (by scanning) a fundus of an eye to obtain a fundus image (for example, using an SLO); scanning the fundus to obtain a plurality of tomographic images (for example, using OCT); determining, at predetermined intervals, an alignment of the tomographic images with respect to the fundus image, and, if it is determined that there is a misalignment, determining the number of tomographic images that have been scanned in the predetermined interval since the previous alignment determination; determining the offset by ...

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    7. Method and apparatus for coupling wavelength-swept light by controlling on/off timings of current applied to the gain mediums

      Method and apparatus for coupling wavelength-swept light by controlling on/off timings of current applied to the gain mediums

      A method of emitting wavelength-swept light includes controlling either one or both of magnitudes and on/off timings of currents to be applied to a first gain medium of a first optical generator and a second gain medium of a second optical generator to control an intensity and a wavelength region of each of first wavelength-swept light and second wavelength-swept light; generating the first wavelength-swept light having a first center wavelength based on the current applied to the first gain medium of the first optical generator; generating the second wavelength-swept light having a second center wavelength based on the current ...

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      Mentions: Samsung
    8. Bidirectional photonic integrated circuit with suppressed reflection

      Bidirectional photonic integrated circuit with suppressed reflection

      A photonic integrated circuit is presented that includes a substrate, and a first and second waveguide patterned on the substrate. The first waveguide guides an input beam of radiation. The photonic integrated circuit also includes a coupling region, wherein the first and second waveguides each pass through the coupling region. One or more modulating elements are coupled to each of the first and second waveguides. The first waveguide and the second waveguide have a first facet and a second facet, respectively, and first and second reflections are generated at the first and second facets within the first and second waveguides ...

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    9. Method and system for evaluating progression of age-related macular degeneration

      Method and system for evaluating progression of age-related macular degeneration

      Disclosed is a method for analyzing retinal image data obtained using spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT). The image data comprise a cross-section of the retina and an en face image of the retina of a subject having AMD (age-related macular degeneration). The image data are processed to obtain an accurate structure showing locations, shape, size, and other data on drusen (deposits under the retina). This structural information is processed to extract quantitative drusen features that are indicative of a risk of progression of AMD from the dry form to the wet form of the disease in a given subject and ...

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    10. Apparatus and methods for non-invasive assessment of transplant kidney viability

      Apparatus and methods for non-invasive assessment of transplant kidney viability

      A kidney viability assessment system (KVAS) is disclosed which provides objective and reliable tests to assess the viability of transplant or donor kidneys in vivo and predict their post-transplant outcomes. KVAS includes an optical device augmented by an intelligent algorithm that can evaluate the viability or quality of the donor kidney in a real-time, non-invasive way. In particular, it includes a handheld optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging device and at least one processor configured for executing a set of instructions corresponding to an automatic image processing algorithm for quantification of kidney microstructures and functions. Handheld OCT can survey the entire ...

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    11. Surgery system

      Surgery system

      A surgery system comprises a camera obtaining camera images, an OCT system, a data memory storing geometry data of a surgical tool 133 and a controller configured to identify a first portion of the tool in the camera images by object recognition using the geometry data; to determine, in the field of view, first locations where the tool is located and second locations aside of the tool; to trigger the OCT system to perform depth scans at the first and second locations; to identify a second portion 153 of the tool in the depth scans by object recognition using the ...

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    12. Immersion lens assemblies for use in optical coherence tomography systems

      Immersion lens assemblies for use in optical coherence tomography systems

      An optical coherence tomography (OCT) measurement system for precision measurement of a translucent sample is provided. The system includes an optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging system comprising a broadband light source, a reference path with reference path length, and sample path with a beam scanning assembly and an imaging lens assembly; a sample positioning assembly including an immersion bath for positioning the translucent sample within an immersion bath; a position assembly for locating the translucent sample within a field of view (FOV) of the OCT imaging system; an immersion lens assembly associated with the imaging lens assembly configured to eliminate ...

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    13. Three-dimensional optical coherence tomography apparatus and its application

      Three-dimensional optical coherence tomography apparatus and its application

      Provided herein are devices and systems that apply full-field optical coherence tomography (OCT) technology to three-dimensional skin tissue imaging. A special designed Mirau type objective and an optical microscope module allowing both OCT mode and orthogonal polarization spectral imaging (OPSI) mode are disclosed.

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    14. Ex vivo motility contrast imaging

      Ex vivo motility contrast imaging

      In a method for ex vivo evaluation of tissue response, a target biological sample is placed in a chamber of a sample holder. Biodynamic imaging (BDI) is performed on the sample to extract BDI data of the entire sample, optical coherence imaging (OCI) data is generated from the BDI data; and then motility contrast imaging (MCI) data is generated from the OCI data. The MCI data is used to select an area of the ex vivo sample having the highest normalized standard deviation (NSD) value, indicative of a region of desirable responsiveness to a stimuli. The sample is subjected to ...

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    15. Fundus photography device

      Fundus photography device

      A fundus photography device includes: a fundus illumination optical system that illuminates a fundus of an eye by illumination light; a fundus photography optical system; an OCT optical system; an anterior chamber observation optical system for observing an anterior chamber observation image of the eye illuminated by the anterior chamber illumination light source; a first wavelength separation member that sets a first optical axis commonly shared by the fundus illumination optical system and the fundus photography optical system to be coaxial with a second optical axis commonly shared by the OCT optical system and an anterior chamber observation optical system ...

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      Mentions: Nidek
    16. System and method for fingerprint validation

      System and method for fingerprint validation

      The invention provides a system and method for rapid validation of identity from tissue using registered two dimensional and optical coherence tomography (OCT) scan images. The preferred embodiment provides, for a human fingerprint, validation that the surface fingerprint matches the primary fingerprint. An alternate embodiment provides validation of "aliveness" by ascertaining blood flow. Various embodiments are taught.

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    17. Vitreoretinal membrane characterization using optical coherence tomography

      Vitreoretinal membrane characterization using optical coherence tomography

      Optical coherence tomography (OCT) scan data is used to automatically detect and characterize vitreoretinal membranes in a spatially precise manner to generate a mask image. The mask image may characterize various aspects of a vitreoretinal membrane. The mask image is then overlaid with an optical image of the retina to enable visualization of the vitreoretinal membrane.

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      Mentions: Lingfeng Yu
    18. Volume analysis and display of information in optical coherence tomography angiography

      Volume analysis and display of information in optical coherence tomography angiography

      Computer aided visualization and diagnosis by volume analysis of optical coherence tomography (OCT) angiographic data. In one embodiment, such analysis comprises acquiring an OCT dataset using a processor in conjunction with an imaging system; evaluating the dataset, with the processor, for flow information using amplitude or phase information; generating a matrix of voxel values, with the processor, representing flow occurring in vessels in the volume of tissue; performing volume rendering of these values, the volume rendering comprising deriving three dimensional position and vector information of the vessels with the processor; displaying the volume rendering information on a computer monitor; and ...

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    19. System and method for intravascular structural analysis compensation of chemical analysis modality

      System and method for intravascular structural analysis compensation of chemical analysis modality

      A multimodal intravascular analysis uses a structural intravascular analysis modality to compensate for a chemical analysis modality. Examples of structural analysis are IVUS, OCT, including optical coherence domain Reflectometry (OCDR) and optical frequency domain imaging (OFDI), and/or sonar range finding. Examples of chemical or functional analysis are optical, NIR, Raman, fluorescence and spectroscopy, thermography and reflectometry. In one example, the structural analysis is used to characterize the environment structurally, such as catheter head-vessel wall distance. This information is then used to select from two or more algorithms which are depth specific (e.g. shallow vs. deep), to achieve improved ...

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      Mentions: InfraReDx
    20. Method for reducing the dimensionality of a spatially registered signal derived from the optical properties of a sample, and device therefor

      Method for reducing the dimensionality of a spatially registered signal derived from the optical properties of a sample, and device therefor

      At least one embodiment of the method is designed to create a two-dimensional image of a three-dimensional sample. The method comprises the following steps: provision of a wave-length-tunable light source (1) that emits primary radiation (P) with wavelengths that vary over time; sampling of location points of the sample (2) with the primary radiation (P); collection of secondary radiation (S), wherein the secondary radiation (S) is a part of the primary radiation (P) reflected by the sample (2); creation of an interferometer-based detection signal for a plurality of sample areas, each with at least one location point, using a detection ...

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