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    1. Integrated optical system with photonic integrated circuit including coherent optical receiver and optical phased array

      Integrated optical system with photonic integrated circuit including coherent optical receiver and optical phased array

      An integrated optical system includes a frequency tunable optical source. A reference path is coupled to the frequency tunable source. The integrated optical system also includes a photonic integrated circuit (PIC) comprising a coherent optical receiver that is optically coupled to the reference path. An optical phased array is optically coupled to the frequency tunable source and is positioned to couple light to and from a sample. The integrated optical system is configured such that when the frequency tunable optical source is tuned in optical frequency, the coherent optical receiver produces electrical signals having optical information about the sample.

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      Mentions: Eric A. Swanson
    2. Surface emitting laser, information acquiring apparatus, imaging apparatus, laser array, and method of manufacturing surface emitting laser

      Surface emitting laser, information acquiring apparatus, imaging apparatus, laser array, and method of manufacturing surface emitting laser

      A surface emitting laser having a wide wavelength tunable band is provided. A surface emitting laser includes a first reflecting mirror (102); a second reflecting mirror (116); and an active layer (104) arranged between the first reflecting mirror (102) and the second reflecting mirror (116), a gap being formed between the second reflecting mirror (116) and the active layer (104), an oscillation wavelength being tunable. The second reflecting mirror (116) includes a beam (108) comprising a single-crystal semiconductor, and a dielectric multilayer film (110) supported by the beam (108), and the dielectric multilayer film (110) is arranged in an opening ...

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    3. Visualization systems and methods for optimized optical coherence tomography

      Visualization systems and methods for optimized optical coherence tomography

      The present disclosure provides a visualization system for performing optimized optical coherence tomography (OCT) by determining the absolute distance between the OCT source and a sample. The present disclosure also provides a method for optimizing OCT, which includes determining an absolute distance between the OCT source and a sample using data relating to the focal length or position of an autofocus imager lens.

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      Mentions: Lingfeng Yu
    4. Optical coherence tomography with a fizeau-type interferometer

      Optical coherence tomography with a fizeau-type interferometer

      An OCT system includes a light source configured to generate an optical beam, a Fizeau-type interferometer configured to receive the optical beam and produce an interference pattern, a detector configured to receive the interference pattern and produce an image signal, and a processing circuit including a processor and a memory, the memory being structured to store instructions that are executable by the processor to cause the processor to receive the image signal from the detector and generate an OCT image based on the image signal. The Fizeau-type interferometer includes a scanning element configured to receive the optical beam and direct ...

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    5. Systems and methods for in vivo visualization of lymphatic vessels with optical coherence tomography

      Systems and methods for in vivo visualization of lymphatic vessels with optical coherence tomography

      The present technology relates generally to systems and methods for in vivo visualization of lymphatic vessels. A system includes an optical coherence tomography (OCT) device and a computing device coupled to the OCT device configured to cause the OCT device to perform an OCT scan, generate image data in response to the OCT scan, and apply an eigendecomposition filter to the image data to produce processed image data. Alternatively or in addition, the computing device can compensate for scattering attenuation along an optical axis of the OCT scan in the image data set to generate compensated image data, enhance contrast ...

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    6. OCT transparent surgical instruments and methods

      OCT transparent surgical instruments and methods

      An ophthalmic instrument includes a shaft comprising a lumen. The instrument also includes a first arm extending from the lumen, the first arm having a first distal portion having a first flat tip. The instrument also includes a second arm extending from the lumen, the second arm having a second distal portion having a second flat tip that is positioned such that the second flat tip contacts the first flat tip when the first arm is forced towards the second arm. The first arm and the second arm comprise at least in part, a first material that is substantially transparent ...

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    7. Systems and methods for reducing artifacts in OCT angiography images

      Systems and methods for reducing artifacts in OCT angiography images

      Various methods for reducing artifacts in OCT images of an eye are described. In one exemplary method, three dimensional OCT image data of the eye is collected. Motion contrast information is calculated in the OCT image data. A first image and a second image are created from the motion contrast information. The first and the second images depict vasculature information regarding one or more upper portions and one or more deeper portions, respectively. The second image contains artifacts. Using an inverse calculation, a third image is determined that can be mixed with the first image to generate the second image ...

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    8. Curvature of field transformation of OCT images during vitreoretinal surgery

      Curvature of field transformation of OCT images during vitreoretinal surgery

      Curvature of field transformation of OCT images during ophthalmic surgery may be performed with an OCT scanning controller that interfaces to an OCT scanner used with a surgical microscope. Real-time OCT images may be acquired by the OCT scanner, while an anamorphic transformation is applied to the OCT images to match the curvature of field for optical images viewed using the surgical microscope. The transformed OCT images may be displayed during surgery.

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    9. Enhanced vessel characterization in optical coherence tomograogphy angiography

      Enhanced vessel characterization in optical coherence tomograogphy angiography

      Systems and methods to improve the visualization of vasculature in OCT angiography data are presented. In one embodiment, vessels having a particular orientation relative to one or more reference surfaces are highlighted. In another embodiment, the path of individual vessels can be analyzed to determine how many or what layers the vessels traverse. In another embodiment, regions which are typically not vascularized are analyzed for the presence of vessels. Techniques to minimize the impact of shadow artifacts are also presented and can be applied to any of the visualization approaches for further enhancement.

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    10. Optical probe using multimode optical waveguide and proximal processing

      Optical probe using multimode optical waveguide and proximal processing

      An optical probe includes an optical source that generates an optical beam that propagates from a proximal end to a distal end of an optical fiber that imparts a transformation of a spatial profile of the optical beam. An optical control device imparts a compensating spatial profile on the optical beam that at least partially compensates for the transformation of the spatial profile of the optical beam imparted by the optical fiber in response to a control signal from a signal processor. A distal optical source generates a calibration light that propagates through the one or more optical waveguides from ...

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      Mentions: Eric A. Swanson
    11. Steerable focal adjustment for optical coherence tomography

      Steerable focal adjustment for optical coherence tomography

      A system and method for surface inspection of an object using optical coherence tomography (OCT) is provided. The method includes determining a surface profile of the object, the surface profile includes one or more regions on a surface of the object; moving the object relative to the OCT scanner head; and for each of the one or more regions on the surface of the object, performing: determining a working distance where the surface of the object at the respective region is within a present depth of field; determining an angle where the respective region is at the determined working distance ...

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    12. Real time FPGA resampling for swept source optical coherence tomography

      Real time FPGA resampling for swept source optical coherence tomography

      Real-time swept source OCT data is most often sampled using a specially cut hardware k-clock. The present invention involves mathematically resampling signals within an FPGA-based data acquisition board based on data sampled from a wide free spectral range reference interferometer. The FPGA can then multiply up the reference clock rate to achieve greater imaging depth. The Nyquist fold-over depth can thus be programmed from a standard reference to an arbitrary depth, much as PLL frequency synthesizer can produce many frequencies from a standard stable reference. The system is also capable of real-time performance.

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    13. Skin evaluation method and skin evaluation device

      Skin evaluation method and skin evaluation device

      A profile of optical reflectance relative to a depth within a depth range from an epidermis to an upper layer of a dermis is created based on a coherence signal obtained by optical coherence tomography, an evaluation index is determined by calculating a difference between reflectance at a local minimum point and reflectance at a second local maximum point from the created profile, and skin conditions are evaluated based on the evaluation index.

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    14. Image generation method, image generation apparatus, and storage medium

      Image generation method, image generation apparatus, and storage medium

      An image generation method includes an acquisition step of acquiring a plurality of pieces of tomogram data of a subject, the plurality of pieces of tomogram data representing cross-sections at a substantially identical position of the subject; a calculation step of calculating a motion contrast by using pieces of pixel data corresponding to one another among the plurality of pieces of tomogram data that have been acquired; a comparison step of comparing the motion contrast with a threshold; a generation step of generating a motion contrast image in which a brightness corresponding to the motion contrast that is lower than ...

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    15. Anticipatory depth of field adjustment for optical coherence tomography

      Anticipatory depth of field adjustment for optical coherence tomography

      A system and method for surface inspection of an object using optical coherence tomography (OCT) with anticipatory depth of field adjustment is provided. The method includes determining a present working distance and one or more forward working distances; determining a present depth of field in which the surface of the object is in focus at the location of the present working distance and at as many of the consecutive forward surface locations as determined possible; changing to the present depth of field; performing an A-scan of the object; moving the object such that the scanner head is directed at each ...

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    16. Apparatus and method for a global coordinate system for use in robotic surgery

      Apparatus and method for a global coordinate system for use in robotic surgery

      An apparatus and method for establishing a global coordinate system to facilitate robotic assisted surgery. The coordinate system may be established using a combination of the robotic data, i.e., kinematics, and optical coherence tomographic images generated by an overhead optical assembly and a tool-based sensor. Using these components, the system may generate a computer-registered three-dimensional model of the patient's eye. In some embodiments, the system may also generate a virtual boundary within the coordinate system to prevent inadvertent injury to the patient.

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    17. Ophthalmic operation microscope

      Ophthalmic operation microscope

      In an ophthalmic operation microscope, an illumination optical system illuminates a patient's eye with illumination light. An observation optical system is used for observing the patient's eye illuminated. An objective lens is disposed in an observation optical path. An interference optical system splits light from a light source into measurement light and reference light, and detects interference light generated from returning light of the measurement light from the patient's eye and the reference light. A first lens group is disposed between the light source and the patient's eye in an optical path of the measurement light ...

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    18. Laser swept source with controlled mode locking for OCT medical imaging

      Laser swept source with controlled mode locking for OCT medical imaging

      An optical coherence analysis system uses a laser swept source that is constrained to operate in a mode locked condition. This is accomplished by synchronously changing the laser cavity's gain and/or phase based on the round trip travel time of light in the cavity. Many high-speed wavelength swept laser sources emit pulses synchronized with the round trip time of the cavity as part of a nonlinear optical frequency red shifting process. Stable pulsation is associated with smooth tuning and low relative intensity noise. Addition of mode-locking methods to this class of lasers can control and stabilize these lasers ...

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    19. OCT motion contrast data analysis apparatus and OCT motion contrast data analysis method

      OCT motion contrast data analysis apparatus and OCT motion contrast data analysis method

      An OCT motion contrast data analysis apparatus includes: a processor; and memory storing computer readable instructions, when executed by the processor, causing the OCT motion contrast data analysis apparatus to execute: acquiring OCT motion contrast data of a subject by an optical coherence tomography; and performing an analysis process with respect to the OCT motion contrast data based on an analysis chart set on image data different from the OCT motion contrast data.

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      Mentions: Nidek
    20. Methods and systems for combined morphological and angiographic analyses of retinal features

      Methods and systems for combined morphological and angiographic analyses of retinal features

      Methods and systems in ophthalmic imaging are presented that increase the sensitivity of automated diagnoses by the use of a combination of both functional and structural information derived from a variety of ophthalmic imaging modalities. An example method to analyze image data of an eye of a patient includes processing a first image dataset to obtain one or more functional metrics; processing a second image dataset to obtain one or more structural metrics; comparing the one or more structural metrics to the one or more functional metrics; and processing the results of said comparison to derive the probability of a ...

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    21. System and method for tissue differentiation in imaging

      System and method for tissue differentiation in imaging

      Various embodiments of systems and methods are described herein for obtaining wide field OCT images and other types of image data from at least one portion of a sample. Various embodiments of systems, and methods are described herein for assessing a degree of differentiation for a second region of an OCT image of a tissue sample with respect to another first. Various embodiments of a sample container are also described herein for containing a tissue sample and maintaining the tissue sample in a defined orientation during imaging or handling.

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    22. System and method for detecting retina disease

      System and method for detecting retina disease

      A system and method for diagnosing retina disease is disclosed. The method comprises capturing a plurality of images of the vascular network within the retina, such as through the use of optical coherence tomography (OCT). This plurality of images are then processed to determine the location and diameter of each vessel in the three-dimensional vascular network in the retina. The vascular network is then divided into a plurality of equal unit volumes. The vessel density, vascular volume density and other metrics can then be determined for each unit volume. This information can then be used to identify retina disease. The ...

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    23. Assessment of blood coagulation using an acoustic radiation force based optical coherence elastography (ARF-OCE)

      Assessment of blood coagulation using an acoustic radiation force based optical coherence elastography (ARF-OCE)

      An apparatus and method of using an optical coherence elastography (OCE) under acoustic radiation force (ARF) excitation includes the steps of inducing an excitation wave in a blood sample by use of an ultrasound beam from an ultrasonic transducer; measuring an elastic property of the blood sample by use of an optical coherence tomography (OCT) beam transverse to the ultrasound beam to dynamically measure the elastic property of the blood sample during coagulation and assessing the clot formation/dissolution kinetics and strength.

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    24. Micrometer size multi-functional probe for OCT and electro-physiological recording

      Micrometer size multi-functional probe for OCT and electro-physiological recording

      A device and method for guided insertion of microelectrodes into tissue is provided. The device includes a flexible optical fiber for optical coherence tomography imaging, a metal layer coating the optical fiber for recording electrical signals and an outer insulation layer coating the metal layer along the optical fiber length. The method includes inserting an optical fiber coated with a metal layer and further coated with an insulation layer into a tissue, collecting intraoperative image data through the optical fiber by optical coherence tomography, receiving the image data on a computer and displaying the image on a monitor, using the ...

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