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    1. Fiber-optic catheter-based polarization-sensitive OCT for radio-frequency ablation monitoring

      Fiber-optic catheter-based polarization-sensitive OCT for radio-frequency ablation monitoring

      An all-fiber optic catheter-based polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography system is demonstrated. A novel multiplexing method was used to illuminate the sample, splitting the light from a 58.5 kHz Fourier-domain mode-locked laser such that two different polarization states, alternated in time, are generated by two semiconductor optical amplifiers. A 2.3 mm forward-view cone-scanning catheter probe was designed, fabricated, and used to acquire sample scattering intensity and phase retardation images. The system was first verified with a quarter-wave plate and then by obtaining intensity and phase retardation images of high-birefringence plastic, human skin in vivo , and untreated and thermally ablated ...

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    2. Dual-channel spectral-domain optical-coherence tomography system based on 3 × 3 fiber coupler for extended imaging range

      Dual-channel spectral-domain optical-coherence tomography system based on 3 × 3 fiber coupler for extended imaging range

      We have demonstrated a dual-channel multiplexing spectral-domain optical-coherence tomography (SD-OCT) system based on a 3 × 3 fiber coupler for extended imaging range of whole human eye depth, with a single light source and spectrometer. OCT images of anterior segments of a human eye were sequentially performed and constructed to demonstrate an extended depth range as large as 15 mm in air. A good quality OCT image of the whole anterior segment of an eye was present. Furthermore, whole eye segmental imaging was performed and ocular distances were calculated to show the validation of the system for whole eye morphological measurement.

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    3. High definition live 3D-OCT in vivo: design and evaluation of a 4D OCT engine with 1 GVoxel/s

      High definition live 3D-OCT in vivo: design and evaluation of a 4D OCT engine with 1 GVoxel/s

      We present a 1300 nm OCT system for volumetric real-time live OCT acquisition and visualization at 1 billion volume elements per second. All technological challenges and problems associated with such high scanning speed are discussed in detail as well as the solutions. In one configuration, the system acquires, processes and visualizes 26 volumes per second where each volume consists of 320 x 320 depth scans and each depth scan has 400 usable pixels. This is the fastest real-time OCT to date in terms of voxel rate. A 51 Hz volume rate is realized with half the frame number. In both ...

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    4. Quantitative comparison of analysis methods for spectroscopic optical coherence tomography: reply to comment

      Quantitative comparison of analysis methods for spectroscopic optical coherence tomography: reply to comment

      We reply to the comment by Kraszewski et al on “Quantitative comparison of analysis methods for spectroscopic optical coherence tomography.” We present additional simulations evaluating the proposed window function. We conclude that our simulations show good qualitative agreement with the results of Kraszewski, in support of their conclusion that SOCT optimization should include window shape , next to choice of window size and analysis algorithm.

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    5. Quantitative comparison of analysis methods for spectroscopic optical coherence tomography: comment

      Quantitative comparison of analysis methods for spectroscopic optical coherence tomography: comment

      In a recent paper by Bosschaart et al. [Biomed. Opt. Express 4, 2570 (2013)] various algorithms of time-frequency signal analysis have been tested for their performance in blood analysis with spectroscopic optical coherence tomography (sOCT). The measurement of hemoglobin concentration and oxygen saturation based on blood absorption spectra have been considered. Short time Fourier transform (STFT) was found as the best method for the measurement of blood absorption spectra. STFT was superior to other methods, such as dual window Fourier transform. However, the algorithm proposed by Bosschaart et al. significantly underestimates values of blood oxygen saturation. In this comment we ...

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    6. Computed optical interferometric tomography for high-speed volumetric cellular imaging

      Computed optical interferometric tomography for high-speed volumetric cellular imaging

      hree-dimensional high-resolution imaging methods are important for cellular-level research. Optical coherence microscopy (OCM) is a low-coherence-based interferometry technology for cellular imaging with both high axial and lateral resolution. Using a high-numerical-aperture objective, OCM normally has a shallow depth of field and requires scanning the focus through the entire region of interest to perform volumetric imaging. With a higher-numerical-aperture objective, the image quality of OCM is affected by and more sensitive to aberrations. Interferometric synthetic aperture microscopy (ISAM) and computational adaptive optics (CAO) are computed imaging techniques that overcome the depth-of-field limitation and the effect of optical aberrations in optical coherence ...

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    7. Full-depth epidermis tomography using a Mirau-based full-field optical coherence tomography

      Full-depth epidermis tomography using a Mirau-based full-field optical coherence tomography

      With a Gaussian-like broadband light source from high brightness Ce 3+ :YAG single-clad crystal fiber, a full-field optical coherence tomography using a home-designed Mirau objective realized high quality images of in vivo and excised skin tissues. With a 40 × silicone-oil-immersion Mirau objective, the achieved spatial resolutions in axial and lateral directions were 0.9 and 0.51 μm, respectively. Such a high spatial resolution enables the separation of lamellar structure of the full epidermis in both the cross-sectional and en face planes. The number of layers of stratum corneum and its thickness were quantitatively measured. This label free and non-invasive ...

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    8. Fiber-based polarization-sensitive OCT of the human retina with correction of system polarization distortions

      Fiber-based polarization-sensitive OCT of the human retina with correction of system polarization distortions

      In polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography (PS-OCT) the use of single-mode fibers causes unpredictable polarization distortions which can result in increased noise levels and erroneous changes in calculated polarization parameters. In the current paper this problem is addressed by a new Jones matrix analysis method that measures and corrects system polarization distortions as a function of wavenumber by spectral analysis of the sample surface polarization state and deeper located birefringent tissue structures. This method was implemented on a passive-component depth-multiplexed swept-source PS-OCT system at 1040 nm which was theoretically modeled using Jones matrix calculus. High-resolution B-scan images are presented of the ...

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    9. A high-efficiency fiber-based imaging system for co-registered autofluorescence and optical coherence tomography

      A high-efficiency fiber-based imaging system for co-registered autofluorescence and optical coherence tomography

      We present a power-efficient fiber-based imaging system capable of co-registered autofluorescence imaging and optical coherence tomography (AF/OCT). The system employs a custom fiber optic rotary joint (FORJ) with an embedded dichroic mirror to efficiently combine the OCT and AF pathways. This three-port wavelength multiplexing FORJ setup has a throughput of more than 83% for collected AF emission, significantly more efficient compared to previously reported fiber-based methods. A custom 900 µm diameter catheter ‒ consisting of a rotating lens assembly, double-clad fiber (DCF), and torque cable in a stationary plastic tube ‒ was fabricated to allow AF/OCT imaging of small airways ...

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    10. Quantitative optical inspection of contact lenses immersed in wet cell using swept source OCT

      Quantitative optical inspection of contact lenses immersed in wet cell using swept source OCT

      We demonstrate swept source optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging of contact lenses (CLs) in a wet cell and comprehensive quantitative characterization of CLs from volumetric OCT datasets. The approach is based on a technique developed for lens autopositioning and autoleveling enabled by lateral capillary interactions between the wet cell wall and the lens floating on the liquid surface. The demonstrated OCT imaging has enhanced contrast due to the application of a scattering medium and it improves visualization of both CL interfaces and edges. We also present precise and accurate three-dimensional metrology of soft and rigid CLs based on the OCT ...

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    11. Stability in computed optical interferometric tomography (Part II): in vivo stability assessment

      Stability in computed optical interferometric tomography (Part II): in vivo stability assessment

      Stability is of utmost importance to a wide range of phase-sensitive processing techniques. In Doppler optical coherence tomography and optical coherence elastography, in addition to defocus and aberration correction techniques such as interferometric synthetic aperture microscopy and computational/digital adaptive optics, a precise understanding of the system and sample stability helps to guide the system design and choice of imaging parameters. This article focuses on methods to accurately and quantitatively measure the stability of an imaging configuration in vivo . These methods are capable of partially decoupling axial from transverse motion and are compared against the stability requirements for computed optical ...

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    12. Longitudinal vascular dynamics following cranial window and electrode implantation measured with speckle variance optical coherence angiography

      Longitudinal vascular dynamics following  cranial window and electrode implantation  measured with speckle variance optical  coherence angiography

      Speckle variance optical coherence angiography (OCA) was used to characterize the vascular tissue response from craniotomy, window implantation, and electrode insertion in mouse motor cortex. We observed initial vasodilation ~40% greater than original diameter 2-3 days post-surgery (dps). After 4 weeks, dilation subsided in large vessels (>50 µm diameter) but persisted in smaller vessels (25-50 µm diameter). Neovascularization began 8-12 dps and vessel migration continued throughout the study. Vasodilation and neovascularization were primarily associated with craniotomy and window implantation rather than electrode insertion. Initial evidence of capillary re-mapping in the region surrounding the implanted electrode was manifest in OCA image ...

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    13. Automated assessment of the remineralization of artificial enamel lesions with polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography

      Automated assessment of the remineralization of artificial enamel lesions with polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography

      Accurate measurement of the highly mineralized transparent surface layer that forms on caries lesions is important for diagnosis of the lesion activity because chemical intervention can slow or reverse the caries process via remineralization. Previous in-vitro and in-vivo studies have demonstrated that polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography (PS-OCT) can nondestructively image the subsurface lesion structure and the highly mineralized transparent surface zone of caries lesions. The purpose of this study was to develop an approach to automatically process 3-dimensional PS-OCT images and to accurately assess the remineralization process in simulated enamel lesions. Artificial enamel lesions were prepared on twenty bovine enamel ...

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    14. Dermascope guided multiple reference optical coherence tomography

      Dermascope guided multiple reference optical coherence tomography

      In this paper, we report the feasibility of integrating a novel low cost optical coherence tomography (OCT) system with a dermascope for point-of-care applications. The proposed OCT system is based on an enhanced time-domain optical coherence tomographic system, called multiple reference OCT (MR-OCT), which uses a single miniature voice coil actuator and a partial mirror for extending the axial scan range. The system can simultaneously register both the superficial dermascope image and the depth-resolved OCT sub-surface information by an interactive beam steering method. A practitioner is able to obtain the depth resolved information of the point of interest by simply ...

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    15. Analysis of image formation in optical coherence elastography using a multiphysics approach

      Analysis of image formation in optical coherence elastography using a multiphysics approach

      Image formation in optical coherence elastography (OCE) results from a combination of two processes: the mechanical deformation imparted to the sample and the detection of the resulting displacement using optical coherence tomography (OCT). We present a multiphysics model of these processes, validated by simulating strain elastograms acquired using phase-sensitive compression OCE, and demonstrating close correspondence with experimental results. Using the model, we present evidence that the approximation commonly used to infer sample displacement in phase-sensitive OCE is invalidated for smaller deformations than has been previously considered, significantly affecting the measurement precision, as quantified by the displacement sensitivity and the elastogram ...

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    16. Terahertz imaging based on optical coherence tomography

      Terahertz imaging based on optical coherence tomography

      Three-dimensional (3D) terahertz (THz) imaging or THz tomography has recently proven to be useful for nondestructive testing of industrial materials and structures. In place of previous imaging techniques such as THz pulsed/continuous-wave radar and THz computed tomography, we propose a THz optical coherence tomography using photonics- and electronics-based THz sources, and demonstrate thickness measurement and tomographic imaging in frequency regions from 400 to 800 GHz.

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    17. Investigation of temporal vascular effects induced by focused ultrasound treatment with speckle-variance optical coherence tomography

      Investigation of temporal vascular effects induced by focused ultrasound treatment with speckle-variance optical coherence tomography

      Focused ultrasound (FUS) can be used to locally and temporally enhance vascular permeability, improving the efficiency of drug delivery from the blood vessels into the surrounding tissue. However, it is difficult to evaluate in real time the effect induced by FUS and to noninvasively observe the permeability enhancement. In this study, speckle-variance optical coherence tomography (SVOCT) was implemented for the investigation of temporal effects on vessels induced by FUS treatment. With OCT scanning, the dynamic change in vessels during FUS exposure can be observed and studied. Moreover, the vascular effects induced by FUS treatment with and without the presence of ...

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    18. Stability in computed optical interferometric tomography (Part I): Stability requirements

      Stability in computed optical interferometric tomography (Part I): Stability requirements

      As imaging systems become more advanced and acquire data at faster rates, increasingly dynamic samples can be imaged without concern of motion artifacts. For optical interferometric techniques such as optical coherence tomography, it often follows that initially, only amplitude-based data are utilized due to unstable or unreliable phase measurements. As systems progress, stable phase maps can also be acquired, enabling more advanced, phase-dependent post-processing techniques. Here we report an investigation of the stability requirements for a class of phase-dependent post-processing techniques – numerical defocus and aberration correction with further extensions to techniques such as Doppler, phase-variance, and optical coherence elastography. Mathematical ...

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    19. Optical coherence elastography for measuring the deformation within glass fiber composite

      Optical coherence elastography for measuring the deformation within glass fiber composite

      Optical coherence elastography (OCE) has been applied to the study of microscopic deformation in biological tissue under compressive stress for more than a decade. In this paper, OCE has been extended for the first time, to the best of our knowledge, to deformation measurement in a glass fiber composite in the field of nondestructive testing. A customized optical coherence tomography system, combined with a mechanical loading setup, was developed to provide pairs of prestressed and stressed structural images. The speckle tracking algorithm, based on 2D cross correlation, was used to estimate the local displacements in micrometer scale. The algorithm was ...

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    20. Biomedical applications of holographic microspectroscopy

      Biomedical applications of holographic microspectroscopy

      The identification and quantification of specific molecules are crucial for studying the pathophysiology of cells, tissues, and organs as well as diagnosis and treatment of diseases. Recent advances in holographic microspectroscopy, based on quantitative phase imaging or optical coherence tomography techniques, show promise for label-free noninvasive optical detection and quantification of specific molecules in living cells and tissues (e.g., hemoglobin protein). To provide important insight into the potential employment of holographic spectroscopy techniques in biological research and for related practical applications, we review the principles of holographic microspectroscopy techniques and highlight recent studies.

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    21. Histology validation of mapping depth-resolved cardiac fiber orientation in fresh mouse heart using optical polarization tractography

      Histology validation of mapping depth-resolved cardiac fiber orientation in fresh mouse heart using optical polarization tractography

      Myofiber organization in cardiac muscle plays an important role in achieving normal mechanical and electrical heart functions. An imaging tool that can reveal microstructural details of myofiber organization is valuable for both basic research and clinical applications. A high-resolution optical polarization tractography (OPT) was recently developed based on Jones matrix optical coherence tomography (JMOCT). In this study, we validated the accuracy of using OPT for measuring depth-resolved fiber orientation in fresh heart samples by comparing directly with histology images. Systematic image processing algorithms were developed to register OPT with histology images. The pixel-wise differences between the two tractographic results were ...

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    22. Single input state polarization sensitive swept source optical coherence tomography based on an all single mode fiber interferometer

      Single input state polarization sensitive swept source optical coherence tomography based on an all single mode fiber interferometer

      We present a newly developed single mode fiber based swept source polarization sensitive optical coherence tomography system using a single input state at 1040 nm. Two non-polarizing fiber based beam splitters are combined to form a Mach-Zehnder interferometer, while two polarizing beam splitters are used to obtain a polarization sensitive detection. Both types of beam splitters solely feature conventional single mode fibers. Polarization control paddles are used to set and maintain the polarization states in the fibers of the interferometer and detection unit. By use of a special paddle alignment scheme we are able to eliminate any bulk optic wave ...

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    23. Inverse scattering solutions using low-coherence light

      Inverse scattering solutions using low-coherence light

      We present a new wave-vector-space approach for solving inverse scattering problems. In our formulation, the theories for diffraction tomography and coherence gating are combined to explain 3D reconstruction with low-coherence light. Specifically, we apply this method to solve the scattering problem with broadband fields for transmission and reflection measurements. Our results can be applied to any interferometric measurements with low-coherence light, including optical coherence tomography, angle-resolved low-coherence interferometry, and white-light diffraction tomography.

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    24. Automatic dynamic tear meniscus measurement in optical coherence tomography

      Automatic dynamic tear meniscus measurement in optical coherence tomography

      An image processing algorithm is developed for quantitative assessment of tear meniscus dynamics from continuous optical coherence tomography (OCT) measurements. Clinical utility of dynamic OCT tear meniscus measurement is assessed in studies of tear meniscus parameters. The results indicate that any apparent changes in the early post-blink phase meniscus parameters are essentially related to the longitudinal movements of the eye and not to the formation of tear meniscus corresponding to tear film build-up. Dynamic acquisition of tear film meniscus is essential for providing reliable estimates of its parameters such as height, depth, and area.

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