1. Articles in category: Probes

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    1. Ultralow-voltage electrothermal MEMS based fiber-optic scanning probe for forward-viewing endoscopic OCT

      Ultralow-voltage electrothermal MEMS based fiber-optic scanning probe for forward-viewing endoscopic OCT

      We report an ultralow-voltage, electrothermal (ET) micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) based probe for forward-viewing endoscopic optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging. The fully assembled probe has a diameter of 5.5 mm and a length of 55 mm, including the imaging optics and a 40 mm long fiber-optic cantilever attached on a micro-platform of the bimorph ET MEMS actuator. The ET MEMS actuator provides a sufficient mechanical actuation force as well as a large vertical displacement, achieving up to a 3 mm optical scanning range with only a 3

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    2. Long-range common-path spectral domain optical coherence tomography

      Long-range common-path spectral domain optical coherence tomography

      Fiber-based common-path spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) is compact and polarization insensitive, which is usually used in endoscopic biomedical imaging. In this study, we investigate a method to extend the working distance of a common-path SD-OCT system. Common-path OCT light, which consisting of sample and reference light signal, is directed into a free space optical interferometer. The OCT light is split spatially into two beam segments by a wavefront-splitting mirror, and the two parallel beams interfere noncollinearly in the interferometer. Distance between the end of the probing fiber, which serves as the reference plane of our OCT system, and ...

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    3. Development of a clinical prototype of a miniature hand-held optical coherence tomography probe for prematurity and pediatric ophthalmic imaging

      Development of a clinical prototype of a miniature hand-held optical coherence tomography probe for prematurity and pediatric ophthalmic imaging

      We report a novel design and operation of a highly integrated miniature handheld OCT probe, with high-speed angiography function that can be used in clinical settings for young children and infants, providing rapid, non-invasive structural and angiographic imaging of the retina and choroid. The imaging system is operated at 200 kHz, with 3D OCT and OCTA scan time of 0.8 and 3.2 seconds, respectively, and the scanning angle on the pupil is ± 36°, covering the full perifoveal region. Operator assisting features of the direct-view iris camera and on-probe display are integrated into the hand-held probe, and the fixation ...

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    4. This compact and cheap lidar could steer small autonomous vehicles

      This compact and cheap lidar could steer small autonomous vehicles

      Researchers in Sweden have developed cheaper, lighter and more efficient lidar technology that could pave the way for smaller autonomous craft such as drones and robots, and help enable better profitability in the vehicle industry. For autonomous vehicles, lidar is an essential technology to recognize and detect surrounding objects. A team at KTH Royal Institute of Technology has taken aim at the key component of lidar, optical beam-stearing, and developed a device that is significantly cheaper to manufacture, lighter and more resource-efficient than previous variations of the technology. Carlos Errando-Herranz, a postdoc at KTH's 's Division of Micro and ...

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    5. Balloon catheter-based radiofrequency ablation monitoring in porcine esophagus using optical coherence tomography

      Balloon catheter-based radiofrequency ablation monitoring in porcine esophagus using optical coherence tomography

      We present a microscopic image guidance platform for radiofrequency ablation (RFA) using a clinical balloon-catheter-based optical coherence tomography (OCT) system, currently used in the surveillance of Barrett’s esophagus patients. Our integrated thermal therapy delivery and monitoring platform consists of a flexible, customized bipolar RFA electrode array designed for use with a clinical balloon OCT catheter and a processing algorithm to accurately map the thermal coagulation process. Non-uniform rotation distortion was corrected using a feature tracking-based technique, which enables robust, frame-to-frame analysis of the temporal fluctuation of the complex OCT signal. With proper noise calibration, precise delineation of the thermal ...

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    6. A FBG-OCT Catheter to reconstruct vascular shape in intravascular optical coherence tomography

      A FBG-OCT Catheter to reconstruct vascular shape in intravascular optical coherence tomography

      We propose a novel Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG)-Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) catheter to reconstruct vascular shape by intravascular OCT imaging of the actual curvature as well as the bending direction of the vascular in real-time. Compared with the traditional OCT catheter, the FBG-OCT catheter uses the FBG encapsulated with half-sectioned stainless-steel tube as a flexural sensitive component. With the 360-degree rotation of the catheter, the encapsulated FBG will produce maximum tension and maximum compression at the bend of the blood vessel, and then get the solution of the curvature and direction of the bending catheter as well as the ...

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      Mentions: Tiegen Liu
    7. Method and system for characterising biological tissue

      Method and system for characterising biological tissue

      The present disclosure provides a method for characterizing a region of interest within or between biological tissue. The method comprises inserting at least a portion of a probe into the region of interest and directing electromagnetic radiation to the region of interest and receiving electromagnetic radiation from the region of interest using the probe in a direction that is transversal to a length of the probe. Further, the method comprises directing a fluid to the region of interest through a portion of the probe and analyzing received electromagnetic radiation.

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    8. Optical probes with reflecting components for astigmatism correction

      Optical probes with reflecting components for astigmatism correction

      Some devices comprise a first light-guiding component, a second light-guiding component, a lens, an optical-correction component that has a reflecting surface that faces the lens, and a sheath, which causes astigmatism. The reflecting surface has an optical power on a first axis of two orthogonal axes, the optical power on the first axis compensates for the astigmatism, and the reflecting surface has a negligible optical power on a second axis of the two orthogonal axes. Also, the reflecting surface is configured to reflect light from the lens and redirect the reflected light through the sheath.

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    9. Frustrated total internal reflection fingerprint detector

      Frustrated total internal reflection fingerprint detector

      The device provides an optical coherence tomography system; a first bank of light emitting diodes emitting light centered about a first wavelength; a second bank of light emitting diodes, emitting light centered about a second wavelength; a prism, said prism including a first surface transmissive of the wavelength of the probe beam of the optical coherence tomography system, and a second surface which is also transmissive of the wavelength of the probe beam, and where the second is surface coated from a first edge to a midpoint so to be reflective of light at the first wavelength and transmissive of ...

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    10. Finger-mounted quantitative micro-elastography

      Finger-mounted quantitative micro-elastography

      We present a finger-mounted quantitative micro-elastography (QME) probe, capable of measuring the elasticity of biological tissue in a format that avails of the dexterity of the human finger. Finger-mounted QME represents the first demonstration of a wearable elastography probe. The approach realizes optical coherence tomography-based elastography by focusing the optical beam into the sample via a single-mode fiber that is fused to a length of graded-index fiber. The fiber is rigidly affixed to a 3D-printed thimble that is mounted on the finger. Analogous to manual palpation, the probe compresses the tissue through the force exerted by the finger. The resulting ...

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    11. Optical probe at surgeon's fingertips for breast cancer removal

      Optical probe at surgeon's fingertips for breast cancer removal

      A finger-mounted probe is under development at the University of Western Australia to improve the surgical removal of breast cancer. This approach could be of value in scenarios where the use of a relatively bulky handheld probe is not convenient, such as when assessing if residual tumor is present in small cavities following excision of the main tumor mass in breast-conserving surgery. The device might also prove useful for brain and liver surgery and other types of cancer. A fiber probe incorporated into a wearable thimble uses quantitative micro-elastography (QME) to translate the The finger-mounted probe is placed perpendicular to ...

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    12. OCT-IVUS catheter for concurrent luminal imaging

      OCT-IVUS catheter for concurrent luminal imaging

      The invention relates to an apparatus for in vivo imaging. More specifically, the present invention relates to a catheter that incorporates an Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) system and an Intravascular Ultrasound ("IVUS) system for concurrent imaging of luminal systems, such as imaging the vasculature system, including, without limitation, cardiac vasculature, peripheral vasculature and neural vasculature.

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    13. Probe

      Probe

      A configuration is provided for firmly fixing a transmitting and receiving unit for IVUS and a transmitting and receiving unit for OCT in a probe of an imaging apparatus for diagnosis in which space saving is achieved. The probe includes a cylindrical housing in which an ultrasonic wave transmitting and receiving unit is arranged on a distal side and a light transmitting and receiving unit is arranged on a proximal side. Two signal wires are connected to the ultrasonic wave transmitting and receiving unit and which extend toward the proximal side substantially parallel to each other and which are arranged ...

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    14. Optical coherence tomography probe for crossing coronary occlusions

      Optical coherence tomography probe for crossing coronary occlusions

      Systems and methods for controlling a guide with the aid of optical coherence tomography (OCT) data are described. A guide wire includes at least one optical fiber, a flexible substrate, and one or more optical elements. The at least one optical fiber transmits a source beam of radiation. The flexible substrate includes a plurality of waveguides. At least one of the plurality of waveguides transmits one or more beams of radiation away from the guide wire, and at least one of the plurality of waveguides receives one or more beams of scattered radiation that have been reflected or scattered from ...

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    15. Scanning optical coherence tomography probe for in vivo imaging and displacement measurements in the cochlea

      Scanning optical coherence tomography probe for in vivo imaging and displacement measurements in the cochlea

      We developed a spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SDOCT) fiber optic probe for imaging and sub-nanometer displacement measurements inside the mammalian cochlea. The probe, 140 μm in diameter, can scan laterally up to 400 μm by means of a piezoelectric bender. Two different sampling rates are used, 10 kHz for high-resolution B-scan imaging, and 100 kHz for displacement measurements in order to span the auditory frequency range of gerbil (~50 kHz). Once the cochlear structures are recognized, the scanning range is gradually decreased and ultimately stopped with the probe pointing at the selected angle to measure the simultaneous displacements of ...

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    16. Mirrorcle Technologies to present and exhibit at Photonics West 2019

      Mirrorcle Technologies to present and exhibit at Photonics West 2019

      Mirrorcle Technologies is excited to announce the presentation of its latest developments in automotive laser projection systems at this year’s SPIE Photonics West exhibition in San Francisco. The company’s CEO, Dr. Veljko Milanović, and Sr. Electronics Engineer, Mr. Abhishek Kasturi, will provide an overview of some of the company’s most recent R&D achievements at the MOEMS and Miniaturized Systems XVIII conference (Session 5, Paper 10931-21) titled MEMS Mirror Module for Programmable Light System . On Sunday morning, February 3 rd , 2019 at 08:40 AM, conference attendees will get an overview of the company’s programmable light ...

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    17. Integrated ultrasound, OCT, PA and/or florescence imaging endoscope for diagnosing cancers in gastrointestinal, respiratory, and urogenital tracts

      Integrated ultrasound, OCT, PA and/or florescence imaging endoscope for diagnosing cancers in gastrointestinal, respiratory, and urogenital tracts

      A multimodality imaging system including ultrasound, optical coherence tomography (OCT), photoacoustic (PA) imaging, florescence imaging and endoscopic catheter for imaging inside the gastrointestinal tract with real-time automatic image co-registration capability, including: an ultrasound subsystem for imaging; an optical coherence tomography (OCT) subsystem for imaging, a PA microscopy or tomography subsystem for imaging and a florescence imaging subsystem for imaging. An invasive interventional imaging device is included with an instrumentality to take a tissue biopsy from a location visible on the ultrasound subsystem for imaging, on the optical coherence tomography (OCT) subsystem for imaging, photoacoustic (PA) subsystem for imaging and florescence ...

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    18. Imaging probes and associated devices, systems, and methods utilizing an elastomeric optical element

      Imaging probes and associated devices, systems, and methods utilizing an elastomeric optical element

      The imaging probe can comprise a housing, having a proximal region configured to be coupled to an optical cable; a cannula, extending from a distal region of the housing; an optical guide, positioned partially in the housing and partially in the cannula, configured to receive an imaging light from the cable in the proximal region of the housing, and to guide the imaging light towards a distal end of the cannula; an optical focusing element, configured to receive the imaging light from the optical guide, and to emit a focused imaging light; an elastomeric optical element, configured to receive the ...

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    19. Reflective optical coherence tomography probe

      Reflective optical coherence tomography probe

      A beam-shaping optical system suitable for use with optical coherence tomography includes a beam-shaping body having a beam-shaping element and an alignment feature. An optical fiber is coupled to the alignment feature. The fiber has a fiber end configured to emit an electromagnetic beam. The fiber and the body are configured to direct the beam into the beam-shaping element such that the beam is shaped solely by reflection into an image spot.

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      Mentions: Corning
    20. Endoscopic optical coherence tomography with wide field-of-view for the morphological and functional assessment of the human tympanic membrane

      Endoscopic optical coherence tomography with wide field-of-view for the morphological and functional assessment of the human tympanic membrane

      An endoscopic optical coherence tomography (OCT) system with a wide field-of-view of 8 mm is presented, which combines the image capability of endoscopic imaging at the middle ear with the advantages of functional OCT imaging, allowing a morphological and functional assessment of the human tympanic membrane. The endoscopic tube has a diameter of 3.5 mm and contains gradient-index optics for simultaneous forward-viewing OCT and video endoscopy. The endoscope allows the three-dimensional visualization of nearly the entire tympanic membrane. In addition, the oscillation of the tympanic membrane is measured spatially resolved and in the frequency range between 500 Hz and ...

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    21. 70  μm diameter optical probe for common-path optical coherence tomography in air and liquids

      70  μm diameter optical probe for common-path optical coherence tomography in air and liquids

      We investigate and validate a novel method to fabricate ultrathin optical probes for common-path optical coherence tomography (CP-OCT). The probes are obtained using a 65 μm barium titanate microsphere inserted into an inward concave cone chemically etched at the end of a single-mode fiber. We demonstrate that the high refractive index (

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    22. Faster 3-D imaging could aid diagnosis of cardiovascular, gastrointestinal disease

      Faster 3-D imaging could aid diagnosis of cardiovascular, gastrointestinal disease

      Researchers have developed a faster way to acquire 3-D endoscopic optical coherence tomography (OCT) images. With further development, the new approach could be useful for early detection and classification of a wide range of diseases. The new method uses computational approaches that create a full 3-D image from incomplete data. In the Optical Society journal Applied Optics , the researchers report that useful 3-D images could be constructed using 40 percent less data than traditional 3-D OCT approaches, which would decrease imaging time by 40 percent. OCT is a biomedical imaging technique that has seen expanding clinical use in recent years ...

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    23. Three-dimensional endoscopic OCT using sparse sampling with a miniature magnetic-driven scanning probe

      Three-dimensional endoscopic OCT using sparse sampling with a miniature magnetic-driven scanning probe

      We propose to apply sparse sampling and compressive sensing (CS) reconstruction in three-dimensional (3D) endoscopic optical coherence tomography (OCT) to reduce the amount of data required in the imaging process. We used a homemade miniature side-imaging magnetic-driven scanning probe with an outer diameter of 1.4 mm in a 1310 nm swept-source OCT system to acquire two-dimensional (2D) circumferential cross-sectional images of an ex vivo pigeon trachea sample. 3D imaging is then achieved by reconstruction from the multiple 2D images acquired while pulling the sample with a translation stage. Given a total translation distance, we achieved sparse sampling by randomizing ...

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    24. Mirrorcle laser-cuts ribbon on cleanroom facility for volume MEMS mirror

      Mirrorcle laser-cuts ribbon on cleanroom facility for volume MEMS mirror

      In a ribbon cutting ceremony Mirrorcle Technologies inaugurated its new cleanroom space at the company’s Richmond, CA headquarters. Reflecting the company’s core competency of reliable optical beam-steering, the ribbon was cut by one of company’s latest products – a laser beam Scan Module which features a powerful 1W, blue (450nm) laser that was developed for the emerging dynamic solid-state lighting (phosphor lighting) market. As the company’s founder and CEO, Dr. Veljko Milanovic, dragged his finger on a tablet controlling the battery-powered Scan Module via Bluetooth, the laser beam, which was steered by the company’s 1.2mm ...

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