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    1. Method and system for low coherence interferometry

      Method and system for low coherence interferometry

      Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) system and apparatus of this instant application is very useful for diagnosis and management of 3ophthalmic diseases such as retinal diseases and glaucoma etc. Instant innovative OCT diagnostic system leverages advancements in cross technological platforms. The Michelson interferometric system presented in this application could be used for the OCT imaging, which includes biological OCT imaging, medical OCT imaging, ophthalmic OCT imaging, corneal OCT imaging, retinal OCT imaging, and the like. A tunable filter is placed in front of the detector to make the interferometer more sensitive and accurate for examining various samples for diagnosis.

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    2. Anterior ocular segment optical coherence tomographic imaging device and anterior ocular segment optical coherence tomographic imaging method

      Anterior ocular segment optical coherence tomographic imaging device and anterior ocular segment optical coherence tomographic imaging method

      An anterior ocular segment optical coherence tomographic imaging device and an anterior ocular segment optical coherence tomographic imaging method that can accurately analyze the shape of a crystalline lens by identifying the boundary of each layer of the crystalline lens in a tomographic image of an anterior ocular segment of a subject's eye, which is taken by optical coherence tomography. A layer boundary detector calculates brightness gradients from brightness values in a tomographic image of an anterior ocular segment of a subject's eye, which is taken by optical coherence tomography, in a depth direction of the tomographic image ...

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    3. Systems and methods for performing truncated-correlation photothermal coherence tomography

      Systems and methods for performing truncated-correlation photothermal coherence tomography

      Photothermal imaging systems and methods are disclosed that employ truncated-correlation photothermal coherence tomography (TC-PCT). According to the example methods disclosed herein, photothermal radiation is detected with an infrared camera while exciting a sample with the chirped delivery of incident laser pulses (where the pulses have a fixed width), and time-dependent photothermal signal data is obtained from the infrared camera and processed using a time-evolving filtering method employing cross-correlation truncation. The cross-correlation truncation method results in pulse-compression-linewidth-limited depth-resolved images with axial and lateral resolution well beyond the well-known thermal-diffusion-length-limited, depth-integrated nature of conventional thermographic and thermophotonic modalities. As a consequence, an ...

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    4. Apparatus to detect amyloid in a patient user's retina in a diagnosis, advancement and prognosis of alzheimer's disease, traumatic brain injury, macular degeneration and a plurality of neurodegenerative disorders and ocular diseases

      Apparatus to detect amyloid in a patient user's retina in a diagnosis, advancement and prognosis of alzheimer's disease, traumatic brain injury, macular degeneration and a plurality of neurodegenerative disorders and ocular diseases

      An eye imaging apparatus to produce an image of an eye of a patient user is disclosed. The eye imaging apparatus may include a video camera, a slit lamp chinrest, a camera housing, a plurality of illumination source optics and a processing system. The eye imaging apparatus may also include a video camera, a plurality of video camera optics, a camera housing, a microscope assembly, a plurality of illumination source optics and a floor base. The eye imaging apparatus may be utilized in combination with one or more contrasting agents. The eye imaging apparatus may detect amyloid-beta plaque, amyloid or ...

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    5. Spatial 3D sterioscopic intraoral camera system

      Spatial 3D sterioscopic intraoral camera system

      Spatial 3D stereoscopic video is generated with a dual camera subassembly in a hand held device. The 3D Left-Right Multiplexed Spatial Stereoscopic video stream is wirelessly coupled to a processing system for simultaneous visualization comparison with intraoral cavity digital dental impression 3D CAD formatted files, Cone Beam Panoramic Computed Tomography images, Optical Coherence Tomography planar images and Panoramic X-ray image digital files for Stereoscopic visualization on stereoscopic displays and occluding viewing glasses.

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    6. Apparatus, systems, methods and computer-accessible medium for spectral analysis of optical coherence tomography images

      Apparatus, systems, methods and computer-accessible medium for spectral analysis of optical coherence tomography images

      According to an exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure, apparatus and method can be provided for generating information for at least one structure. For example, using at least one first arrangement, it is possible to receive at least one first radiation from the at least one structure and at least one second radiation from a reference, and interfere the first and second radiations to generate at least one third radiation. Further, with at least one second arrangement, it is possible to generate spectroscopic data as a function of the at least one third radiation, and reduce at least one scattering ...

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    7. Optical coherence tomography device and optical coherence tomography control program

      Optical coherence tomography device and optical coherence tomography control program

      An optical coherence tomography device includes: an OCT optical system configured to obtain a OCT signal; a front observation optical system configured to obtain a front image of the test substance; and a controller is configured to: control the OCT optical system to obtain first temporally different OCT signals with respect to the test substance; control the front observation optical system to obtain a first front image of the test substance at the time the first OCT signals are obtained; control the front observation optical system to obtain a second front image of the test substance after that; determine whether ...

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      Mentions: Nidek
    8. Optical coherence microscopy system having a filter for suppressing a specular light contribution

      Optical coherence microscopy system having a filter for suppressing a specular light contribution

      The invention relates to an optical coherence microscopy system for fast, phase resolved imaging by means of optical coherence microscopy with decoupled illumination and detection apertures, producing a dark-field effect with an enhanced optical contrast. The setup uses a light source with an appropriate temporal coherence, an interferometer and an array detector combined with a spectrometer. The dark-field effect is produced by optical filter means in the illumination and detection paths, positioned in conjugated planes of the sample microscope objective. These optical means comprise for example refractive or diffractive elements, amplitude or phase masks, or programmable spatial light modulators. The ...

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    9. Optical coherence tomography for biological imaging

      Optical coherence tomography for biological imaging

      Described herein are catheters for use with Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) that include an optical fiber core having a first refractive index and an interface medium having a second refractive index, where the first and second refractive indexes are mismatched such that receiving electronics configured to receive optical radiation reflected from the reference interface and the target operate in a total noise range that is within 5dB of the shot noise limit. These OCT catheters may include a silicon die mirror having a reflective coating that is embedded in the interface medium. The optical fiber can be fixed at just ...

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    10. Parallel optical coherence tomography apparatuses, systems, and related methods

      Parallel optical coherence tomography apparatuses, systems, and related methods

      Abstract Provided is a snapshot spectral domain optical coherence tomographer comprising a light source providing a plurality of beamlets; a beam splitter, splitting the plurality of beamlets into a reference arm and a sample arm; a first optical system that projects the sample arm onto multiple locations of a sample; a second optical system for collection of a plurality of reflected sample beamlets; a third optical system projecting the reference arm to a reflecting surface and receiving a plurality of reflected reference beamlets; a parallel interferometer that provides a plurality of interferograms from each of the plurality of sample beamlets ...

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    11. Measurement device for a laser processing system and a method for performing position measurements by means of a measurement beam on a workpiece

      Measurement device for a laser processing system and a method for performing position measurements by means of a measurement beam on a workpiece

      The invention relates to a measurement device for a laser processing system, for carrying out position measurements by means of a measurement beam on a workpiece, which is intended for processing by means of a high energy processing beam, which can be moved relative to the workpiece along a predetermined main processing path. The measurement device can be coupled to a processing device and includes an optical coherence tomograph. The measurement device is equipped to shift the measurement beam on the workpiece in the direction of the main processing path in at least one first measurement position and one second ...

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    12. Swept source OCT system and method with phase-locked detection

      Swept source OCT system and method with phase-locked detection

      A swept source OCT system and related method are disclosed. The system comprises a control device for operating a tunable light source in response to an electronic sweep control signal such that the tunable light source carries out wave length sweeps with a repetition rate f.sub.sweep, which depends on the frequency of the sweep control signal. The system further comprises a detection device for the time-resolved detection of an interference signal from a sample beam and a reference beam with the help of a detection cycle signal. The sweep control signal and the detection cycle signal are phase-locked ...

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    13. Systems, methods and apparatuses for real-time anastomosis guidance and surgical evaluation using optical coherence tomography

      Systems, methods and apparatuses for real-time anastomosis guidance and surgical evaluation using optical coherence tomography

      A surgical evaluation and guidance system for use in extravacular evaluation and guidance of fluid vessel surgeries, includes an optical coherence tomography engine; a vessel probe optically coupled to the optical coherence tomography engine; and a signal processing and display system adapted to communicate with the optical coherence tomography engine to receive imaging signals therefrom. An optical coherence tomography vessel probe for use in extravacular evaluation and guidance of fluid vessel surgeries, includes a probe body having a proximal end and a distal end; an optical relay system disposed within the probe body; and a vessel adapter at least one ...

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    14. Evaluation of optical coherence tomographic data prior to segmentation

      Evaluation of optical coherence tomographic data prior to segmentation

      An efficient method of evaluating the level of contrast of an OCT dataset is presented. The method develops a metric to segregate useful and not-so-useful data in one or more OCT B-scans, in order to reduce spurious subsequent analyses of the data by downstream segmentation algorithms. It is designed to be fast and efficient and is applied to determining autofocus of an OCT instrument real-time and in identifying a real image from its complex conjugate twin.

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    15. Efficient interferometer designs for optical coherence tomography

      Efficient interferometer designs for optical coherence tomography

      Efficient interferometer designs for optical coherence tomography (OCT) systems are presented. One example interferometer design includes two polarization dependent beamsplitters and a non-polarization dependent combiner. The first polarization dependent beamsplitter transmits light in a first polarization state to a sample arm of the OCT system and transmits light in a second polarization state different from the first polarization state to a reference arm of the system. The second polarization dependent beamsplitter transmits light returning from a sample to the non-polarization dependent combiner. The combiner combines light returned from the sample and the light that has passed through the reference arm ...

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    16. Swept source interferometric imaging systems and methods

      Swept source interferometric imaging systems and methods

      Embodiments herein include swept-source interferometric imaging systems employing arbitrary sweep patterns in which a swept-source is swept over a continuous spectral range where the variation of wavelength over time is noncontinuous. Embodiments include sweep patterns that result in reduction of signals from moving scatterers and where the sweep is synchronized with the dead time of the camera.

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    17. Methods, arrangements and systems for obtaining information associated with an anatomical sample using optical microscopy

      Methods, arrangements and systems for obtaining information associated with an anatomical sample using optical microscopy

      Arrangements and methods are provided for obtaining information associated with an anatomical sample. For example, at least one first electro-magnetic radiation can be provided to the anatomical sample so as to generate at least one acoustic wave in the anatomical sample. At least one second electro-magnetic radiation can be produced based on the acoustic wave. At least one portion of at least one second electro-magnetic radiation can be provided so as to determine information associated with at least one portion of the anatomical sample. In addition, the information based on data associated with the second electro-magnetic radiation can be analyzed ...

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    18. Optical measuring device

      Optical measuring device

      Provided is an optical measuring device that can realize a wide measurement region without an increase in the measurement time or a reduction in the measurement region while avoiding damage to a measurement target due to excessive light exposure, using a simple configuration. The device includes a light source, an optical splitting unit configured to split a light beam emitted from the light source into a signal beam and a reference beam, an objective lens configured to focus the signal beam and irradiate a measurement target with the signal beam, a scanning unit configured to move the focus position of ...

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    19. Integrated optical coherence analysis system

      Integrated optical coherence analysis system

      Optical coherence tomography (OCT) probe and system designs are disclosed that minimize the effects of mechanical movement and strain to the probe to the OCT analysis. It also concerns optical designs that are robust against noise from the OCT laser source. Also integrated OCT system-probes are included that yield compact and robust electro-opto-mechanical systems along with polarization sensitive OCT systems.

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    20. Method for measuring the distance between a workpiece and a machining head of a laser machining apparatus

      Method for measuring the distance between a workpiece and a machining head of a laser machining apparatus

      According to a method for measuring the distance between a workpiece and a machining head of a laser machining apparatus, a machining head is provided, which has a housing that has an interior and an opening for emergence of the laser radiation from the machining head. The laser radiation is directed on to the workpiece, after it has passed through the interior and the opening. An object beam is directed on to the workpiece by a light source of an optical coherence tomograph in such a manner that the object beam passes through the interior and the opening before being ...

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    21. Widely tunable swept source

      Widely tunable swept source

      A high-speed, single-mode, high power, reliable and manufacturable wavelength-tunable light source operative to emit wavelength tunable radiation over a wavelength range contained in a wavelength span between about 950 nm and about 1150 nm, including a vertical cavity laser (VCL), the VCL having a gain region with at least one compressively strained quantum well containing Indium, Gallium, and Arsenic.

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    22. 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
    23. 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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