1. Benjamin J. Vakoc

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    2. Simultaneous measurements of lymphatic vessel contraction, flow and valve dynamics in multiple lymphangions using optical coherence tomography

      Simultaneous measurements of lymphatic vessel contraction, flow and valve dynamics in multiple lymphangions using optical coherence tomography
      Lymphatic dysfunction is involved in many diseases including lymphedema, hypertension, autoimmune responses, graft rejection, atherosclerosis, microbial infections, cancer and cancer metastasis. Expanding our knowledge of lymphatic system function can lead to a better understanding of these disease processes and improve treatment options. Here, optical coherence tomography (OCT) methods were used to reveal intraluminal valve dynamics in 3D, and measure lymph flow and vessel contraction simultaneously in three neighboring lymphangions of ...
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    3. Murine chronic lymph node window for longitudinal intravital lymph node imaging

      Murine chronic lymph node window for longitudinal intravital lymph node imaging
      Chronic imaging windows in mice have been developed to allow intravital microscopy of many different organs and have proven to be of paramount importance in advancing our knowledge of normal and disease processes. A model system that allows long-term intravital imaging of lymph nodes would facilitate the study of cell behavior in lymph nodes during the generation of immune responses in a variety of disease settings and during the formation ...
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    4. 16  MHz wavelength-swept and wavelength-stepped laser architectures based on stretched-pulse active mode locking with a single continuously chirped fiber Bragg grating

      16  MHz wavelength-swept and wavelength-stepped laser architectures based on stretched-pulse active mode locking with a single continuously chirped fiber Bragg grating
      We demonstrate a novel high-speed and broadband laser architecture based on stretched pulse active mode locking that provides a wavelength-swept and wavelength-stepped output. The laser utilizes a single intracavity 8.3 meter chirped fiber Bragg grating to generate positive and negative dispersion, and can be operated with or without an intracavity fixed FabryPerot etalon to generate wavelength-swept and wavelength-stepped (frequency comb) outputs, respectively. Using a four-path delay line at the ...
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    5. System, apparatus and method for utilizing optical dispersion for fourier-domain optical coherence tomography

      System, apparatus and method for utilizing optical dispersion for fourier-domain optical coherence tomography
      An apparatus can be provided which can include a laser arrangement which can be configured to provide a laser radiation, and can include an optical cavity. The optical cavity can include a dispersive optical first arrangement which can be configured to receive and disperse at least one first electro-magnetic radiation so as to provide at least one second electro-magnetic radiation. Such cavity can also include an active optical modulator second ...
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    6. Methods and systems for performing angle-resolved Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography

      Methods and systems for performing angle-resolved Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography
      Arrangements, apparatus and methods are provided according to exemplary embodiments of the present invention. In particular, at least one first electro-magnetic radiation may be received and at least one second electro-magnetic radiation within a solid angle may be forwarded to a sample. The second electro-magnetic radiation may be associated with the first electro-magnetic radiation. A plurality of third electro-magnetic radiations can be received from the sample which is associated with ...
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    7. Laser thermal therapy monitoring using complex differential variance in optical coherence tomography

      Laser thermal therapy monitoring using complex differential variance in optical coherence tomography
      Conventional thermal therapy monitoring techniques based on temperature are often invasive, limited by point sampling, and are indirect measures of tissue injury, while techniques such as magnetic resonance and ultrasound thermometry are limited by their spatial resolution. The visualization of the thermal coagulation zone at high spatial resolution is particularly critical to the precise delivery of thermal energy to epithelial lesions. In this work, an integrated thulium laser thermal therapy ...
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    8. Apparatus, methods and storage medium for performing polarization-based quadrature demodulation in optical coherence tomography

      Apparatus, methods and storage medium for performing polarization-based quadrature demodulation in optical coherence tomography
      Apparatus, method and storage medium which can provide at least one first electro-magnetic radiation to a sample and at least one second electromagnetic radiation to a reference, such that the first and/or second electromagnetic radiations have a spectrum which changes over time. In addition, a first polarization component of at least one third radiation associated with the first radiation can be combined with a second polarization component of at ...
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    9. In vivo label-free measurement of lymph flow velocity and volumetric flow rates using Doppler optical coherence tomography

      In vivo label-free measurement of lymph flow velocity and volumetric flow rates using Doppler optical coherence tomography
      Direct in vivo imaging of lymph flow is key to understanding lymphatic system function in normal and disease states. Optical microscopy techniques provide the resolution required for these measurements, but existing optical techniques for measuring lymph flow require complex protocols and provide limited temporal resolution. Here, we describe a Doppler optical coherence tomography platform that allows direct, label-free quantification of lymph velocity and volumetric flow rates. We overcome the challenge ...
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    10. Systems and methods for providing beam scan patterns for high speed doppler optical frequency domain imaging

      Systems and methods for providing beam scan patterns for high speed doppler optical frequency domain imaging
      An exemplary apparatus and/or an exemplary method can be provided using which, it is possible (e.g., with at least one first arrangement) to measure an amplitude and/or a phase of at least one electromagnetic radiation provided from a particular portion of a sample. Further, it is possible (e.g., using at least one second arrangement) to scan a location of the particular portion along a path from ...
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    11. Apparatus and methods for producing and/or providing recirculating optical delay(s)

      Apparatus and methods for producing and/or providing recirculating optical delay(s)
      Exemplary apparatus and method can be availed for providing at least one electromagnetic radiation. For example, it is possible to provide at least one first electromagnetic radiation having a frequency that changes over time with a first characteristic period. Further, with at least one hardware arrangement, it is possible to receive and modify the first electromagnetic radiation(s) into at least one second electromagnetic radiation having a frequency that changes ...
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    12. Systems, methods, apparatus and computer-accessible-medium for providing polarization-mode dispersion compensation in optical coherence tomography

      Systems, methods, apparatus and computer-accessible-medium for providing polarization-mode dispersion compensation in optical coherence tomography
      Exemplary systems, apparatus, methods and computer-accessible medium for generating information regarding at least one sample can be provided. For example, it is possible to receiving first data which is based on at least one first radiation provided to the sample(s) and at least one second radiation provided from the sample(s) that is/are associated with the first radiation(s) It is also possible to generate second data by ...
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    13. Apparatus for applying a plurality of electro-magnetic radiations to a sample

      Apparatus for applying a plurality of electro-magnetic radiations to a sample
      An apparatus for applying electro-magnetic radiations to a sample is provided. The apparatus can include an arrangement which has a specific portion with a plurality of channels. One channel(s) can facilitate a first radiation to be forwarded to the sample within an anatomical structure, and another channel(s) can facilitate a second radiation to be forwarded to the sample. The first radiation can have a first wavelength band, and ...
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    14. Apparatus and method for utilization of a high-speed optical wavelength tuning source

      Apparatus and method for utilization of a high-speed optical wavelength tuning source
      Exemplary embodiments of apparatus, source arrangement and method for, e.g., providing high-speed wavelength tuning can be provided. According to one exemplary embodiment, at least one arrangement can be provided which is configured to emit an electromagnetic radiation that (i) has a spectrum whose mean frequency changes at an absolute rate that is greater than about 6000 (or 2000) terahertz per millisecond, (ii) whose mean frequency changes over a range ...
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    15. Methods and systems for optical imaging or epithelial luminal organs by beam scanning thereof

      Methods and systems for optical imaging or epithelial luminal organs by beam scanning thereof
      Arrangements, apparatus, systems and systems are provided for obtaining data for at least one portion within at least one luminal or hollow sample. The arrangement, system or apparatus can be (insertable via at least one of a mouth or a nose of a patient. For example, a first optical arrangement can be configured to transceive at least one electromagnetic (e.g., visible) radiation to and from the portion. A second ...
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    16. Apparatus, method and system for performing phase-resolved optical frequency domain imaging

      Apparatus, method and system for performing phase-resolved optical frequency domain imaging
      Apparatus, system and method are provided which utilize signals received from a reference and a sample. In particular, a radiation is provided which includes at least one first electro-magnetic radiation directed to the sample and at least one second electro-magnetic radiation directed to the reference. A frequency of the radiation varies over time. An interference can be detected between at least one third radiation associated with the first radiation and ...
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  2. About Benjamin J. Vakoc

    Benjamin J. Vakoc

    Benjamin J. Vakoc is an Instructor at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at the Massachusetts General Hosptial .