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    2. Macro-scale OCT heralds new industrial uses for the technique

      Macro-scale OCT heralds new industrial uses for the technique
      MIT project achieves 3D OCT over cubic-meter volumes. OCT on a bicycle: imaging cubic-meter volumes The value of optical coherence tomography (OCT) as a technique for micrometer-resolution sub-surface imaging is well established, with new applications now being added to its existing success in ophthalmology and medicine. Its imaging range has usually been restricted to a few centimeters, however, inevitably placing a limit on some of the potential uses for it ...
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    3. Cubic meter volume optical coherence tomography

      Cubic meter volume optical coherence tomography
      Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a powerful three-dimensional (3D) imaging modality with micrometer-scale axial resolution and up to multi-GigaVoxel/s imaging speed. However, the imaging range of high-speed OCT has been limited. Here, we report 3D OCT over cubic meter volumes using a long coherence length, 1310 nm vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser and silicon photonic integrated circuit dual-quadrature receiver technology combined with enhanced signal processing. We achieved 15 m depth resolution ...
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    4. Volumetric Mapping of Barrett’s Esophagus and Dysplasia With en face Optical Coherence Tomography Tethered Capsule

      Volumetric Mapping of Barrett’s Esophagus and Dysplasia With en face Optical Coherence Tomography Tethered Capsule
      To the Editor: Dysplasia in Barretts Esophagus (BE) is patchy ( 1 ) and sometimes missed by random biopsies. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) can image large areas of the esophagus; however, slow imaging speeds in earlier studies limited visualization to cross-sections. Cross-sectional OCT detected high-grade dysplasia with sensitivity / specificity of ~80 % ( 2 , 3 ). Tethered OCT capsules were demonstrated for cross-sectional imaging in unsedated screening to detect BE ( 4 , 5 ). Our group recently ...
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    5. TOWARD QUANTITATIVE OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY ANGIOGRAPHY: Visualizing Blood Flow Speeds in Ocular Pathology Using Variable Interscan Time Analysis

      TOWARD QUANTITATIVE OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY ANGIOGRAPHY: Visualizing Blood Flow Speeds in Ocular Pathology Using Variable Interscan Time Analysis
      Purpose: Currently available optical coherence tomography angiography systems provide information about blood flux but only limited information about blood flow speed. The authors develop a method for mapping the previously proposed variable interscan time analysis (VISTA) algorithm into a color display that encodes relative blood flow speed. Methods: Optical coherence tomography angiography was performed with a 1,050 nm, 400 kHz A-scan rate, swept source optical coherence tomography system using ...
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    6. Amplified widely tunable short cavity laser

      Amplified widely tunable short cavity laser
      An amplified tunable source includes a short-cavity laser coupled to an optical amplifier for high power, spectrally shaped operation. The short-cavity laser is coupled to a quantum well semiconductor optical amplifier with two quantum states for broadened gain. Two preferred wavelength ranges of the amplified tunable source include 1200-1400 nm and 800-1100 nm. Also disclosed is the short cavity tunable laser coupled to a fiber amplifier. Various combinations of tunable ...
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    7. Tunable short cavity laser sensor

      Tunable short cavity laser sensor
      Optical systems employ a tunable source which includes a short cavity laser with a large free spectral range cavity, fast tuning response, and single transverse and longitudinal mode operation. Systems for optical spectroscopy with optimized scanning, a system for optical beam steering and a system for a tunable local oscillator are disclosed.
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    8. Circumferential optical coherence tomography angiography imaging of the swine esophagus using a micromotor balloon catheter

      Circumferential optical coherence tomography angiography imaging of the swine esophagus using a micromotor balloon catheter
      We demonstrate a micromotor balloon imaging catheter for ultrahigh speed endoscopic optical coherence tomography (OCT) which provides wide area, circumferential structural and angiographic imaging of the esophagus without contrast agents. Using a 1310 nm MEMS tunable wavelength swept VCSEL light source, the system has a 1.2 MHz A-scan rate and ~8.5 m axial resolution in tissue. The micromotor balloon catheter enables circumferential imaging of the esophagus at 240 ...
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    9. Method and apparatus for motion correction and image enhancement for optical coherence tomography

      Method and apparatus for motion correction and image enhancement for optical coherence tomography
      Images of an object, such as OCT scans of a human eye, can include distortions and data gaps due to relative motion of the object and the image acquisition device. Methods and systems for correction of such distortions and data gaps are described herein. Motion-corrected data is arrived at by applying three-dimensional transforms to input three-dimensional data sets that represent at least partially overlapping regions of the imaged object. The ...
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    10. Compact, low dispersion, and low aberration adaptive optics scanning system

      Compact, low dispersion, and low aberration adaptive optics scanning system
      An adaptive optics scanning system using a beam projection module with four or more axes of motion that can project and control the position and angle of a beam of light to or from an adaptive optics element. The adaptive optics scanning system is compact in size, overcoming the challenges of a traditional lens and mirror based pupil relay design. The adaptive optics scanning system has little to no dispersion ...
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    11. Wideband Electrically Pumped 1050-nm MEMS-Tunable VCSEL for Ophthalmic Imaging

      Wideband Electrically Pumped 1050-nm MEMS-Tunable VCSEL for Ophthalmic Imaging
      In this paper, we present a 1050-nm electrically pumped microelectromechanically tunable vertical cavity surface emitting laser (MEMS-VCSEL) with a record dynamic tuning bandwidth of 63.8 nm, suitable for swept-source optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT) imaging. These devices provide reduced cost and complexity relative to previously demonstrated optically pumped devices by obviating the need for a pump laser and associated hardware. We demonstrate ophthalmic SS-OCT imaging with the electrically-pumped MEMS-VCSEL at ...
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    12. Feature Of The Week 03/08/2015: Endoscopic Optical Coherence Angiography Enables Three Dimensional Visualization of Subsurface Microvasculature

      Feature Of The Week 03/08/2015: Endoscopic Optical Coherence Angiography Enables Three Dimensional Visualization of Subsurface Microvasculature
      Endoscopic imaging technologies such as confocal laser endomicroscopy (CLE) and narrowband imaging (NBI) have been used to investigate vascular changes as hallmarks of early cancer in the GI tract. However, the limited frame rate and field of view make CLE imaging sensitive to motion artifacts, whereas NBI has limited resolution and visualizes only the surface vascular pattern. Endoscopic optical coherence tomography (OCT) enables high speed volumetric imaging of subsurface features ...
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    13. Ultrahigh speed en face OCT capsule for endoscopic imaging

      Ultrahigh speed en face OCT capsule for endoscopic imaging
      Depth resolved anden faceOCT visualizationin vivomay have important clinical applications in endoscopy. We demonstrate a high speed, two-dimensional (2D) distal scanning capsule with a micromotor for fast rotary scanning and a pneumatic actuator for precision longitudinal scanning. Longitudinal position measurement and image registration were performed by optical tracking of the pneumatic scanner. The 2D scanning device enables high resolution imaging over a small field of view and is suitable for ...
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    14. Wideband Electrically-Pumped 1050 nm MEMS-Tunable VCSEL for Ophthalmic Imaging

      Wideband Electrically-Pumped 1050 nm MEMS-Tunable VCSEL for Ophthalmic Imaging
      In this paper, we present a 1050 nm electricallypumped micro-electro-mechanically-tunable vertical-cavitysurface- emitting-laser (MEMS-VCSEL) with a record dynamic tuning bandwidth of 63.8 nm, suitable for swept source optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT) imaging. These devices provide reduced cost complexity relative to previously demonstrated optically pumped devices by obviating the need for a pump laser and associated hardware. We demonstrate ophthalmic SS-OCT imaging with the electrically-pumped MEMS-VCSEL at a 400 kHz axial ...
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    15. Ultrahigh-Speed Swept-Source OCT Angiography in Exudative AMD

      Ultrahigh-Speed Swept-Source OCT Angiography in Exudative AMD
      BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: To investigate the potential of ultrahigh-speed swept-source optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) to visualize retinal and choroidal vascular changes in patients with exudative age-related macular degeneration (AMD). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Observational, prospective cross-sectional study. An ultrahigh-speed swept-source prototype was used to perform OCTA of the retinal and choriocapillaris microvasculature in 63 eyes of 32 healthy controls and 19 eyes of 15 patients with exudative AMD. MAIN OUTCOME ...
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  2. About Benjamin M. Potsaid

    Benjamin M. Potsaid

    Benjamin Potsaid is with the Advanced Imaging Group at Thorlabs, Inc and also working in the Research Laboratory of Electronics in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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    1. Research by our group at MIT and our collaborators at Praevium Research and Thorlabs indicated that the coherence length of the VCSEL source was orders of magnitude longer than other swept laser technologies suitable for OCT, which suggested the possibility of long-range OCT imaging.
      In Macro-scale OCT heralds new industrial uses for the technique
    2. Research by our group at MIT and our collaborators at Praevium Research and Thorlabs indicated that the coherence length of the VCSEL source was orders of magnitude longer than other swept laser technologies suitable for OCT, which suggested the possibility of long-range OCT imaging.
      In Researchers achieve meter-scale optical coherence tomography for first time