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    2. Light Source And Optical Coherence Tomography Apparatus Including The Light Source

      Light Source And Optical Coherence Tomography Apparatus Including The Light Source

      A light source includes an upper electrode layer, a lower electrode layer, and an active layer interposed therebetween. At least one of the upper and lower electrode layers is divided into a plurality of electrodes separated from each other in an in-plane direction of the active layer. The separated electrodes independently inject current into a plurality of different regions in the active layer. The light source emits light by injecting current from the upper and lower electrode layers into the active layer, guide the light in the in-plane direction, and output the light. The plurality of different regions in the ...

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    3. Optical Semiconductor Device, Driving Method Thereof, And Optical Coherence Tomography Apparatus Having The Optical Semiconductor Device

      Optical Semiconductor Device, Driving Method Thereof, And Optical Coherence Tomography Apparatus Having The Optical Semiconductor Device

      The present invention provides an optical semiconductor device which can make a wavelength band of emitted light wider than that of a conventional optical semiconductor device. The optical semiconductor device includes: an active layer including a multiple quantum well structure; and at least one electrode pair for injecting an electric current into the active layer, wherein the multiple quantum well structure has a first quantum well and a second quantum well which is different from the first quantum well, and the first quantum well and the second quantum well are mutually different in at least two out of a composition ...

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    4. Optical tomographic imaging apparatus and imaging method for optical tomographic image

      Optical tomographic imaging apparatus and imaging method for optical tomographic image

      Provided are an optical tomographic imaging apparatus and an imaging method for an optical tomographic image, in which high measurement sensitivity and high lateral resolution of a specific portion of an object may be obtained with a simple structure. The optical tomographic imaging apparatus of a Fourier-domain method includes: an optical path length adjustment portion for adjusting an optical path length of the reference beam; a position adjustment portion for adjusting a position of a focusing device for focusing the measuring beam onto the object; and a drive control portion for controlling drive of the optical path length adjustment portion ...

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    5. Reproducibility of disc and macula optical coherence tomography using the Canon OCT-HS100 as compared with the Zeiss Cirrus HD-OCT

      Reproducibility of disc and macula optical coherence tomography using the Canon OCT-HS100 as compared with the Zeiss Cirrus HD-OCT

      Purpose: In a clinical setting, the usefulness of optical coherence tomography (OCT) is strongly dependent on reproducibility of the measurement. The aim of the present study was to evaluate macula and optic disc measurement reproducibility with the new spectral-domain OCT (SD-OCT) from Canon (Canon OCT-HS100) and to compare reproducibility and obtained measurements with the Zeiss Cirrus HD-OCT. Methods: Macula and optic disc parameters from the right eyes of 31 subjects were obtained twice with both instruments. Interoperator reproducibility was evaluated by use of the coefficient of repeatability (CR), and the obtained measurements were compared between the instruments. Results: No difference ...

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    6. Tomographic imaging method and tomographic imaging apparatus

      Tomographic imaging method and tomographic imaging apparatus

      Provided is a tomographic imaging method, which acquires tomographic images of an object to be inspected, based on combined beams respectively acquired by combining reference beams and return beams acquired by irradiating the object to be inspected with a plurality of measuring beams. The tomographic imaging method includes a first step of acquiring the respective combined beams by reflecting information regarding the plurality of measuring beams which is stored in advance and irradiating the object to be inspected with the plurality of measuring beams, and a second step of generating the tomographic images based on the respective combined beams.

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    7. Image processing apparatus and image processing system for displaying information about ocular blood flow

      Image processing apparatus and image processing system for displaying information about ocular blood flow

      An image processing apparatus includes an identification unit configured to identify a retinal blood vessel based on a retinal image, a measurement unit configured to measure blood flow information for the blood vessel based on the retinal image, and a display control unit configured to display the measured blood flow information by at least one selected from a depth of the identified blood vessel, a size of the identified blood vessel, and a combination of both.

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    8. Laser apparatus, driving method of the same and optical tomographic imaging apparatus

      Laser apparatus, driving method of the same and optical tomographic imaging apparatus

      The present invention provides a laser apparatus capable of improving a scan speed and achieving a scan rate equal to or more than 1 MHz, and an optical tomographic imaging apparatus using the laser apparatus as a light source. The laser apparatus includes a ring resonator, the ring resonator having a structure in which a first modulator, a normal dispersion region, a second modulator and an anomalous dispersion region are arranged in this order, and in this arrangement, a gain medium is included, and being configured so that modulation with respect to the second modulator can be caused to be ...

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    9. Imaging device and imaging method

      Imaging device and imaging method

      An imaging device includes an illuminating unit configured to illuminate a measurement object with light from a light source; an aberration correcting unit configured to correct aberration of the measurement object occurring in light returning from the measurement object, the returning light being provided by light illuminating the measurement object through an area differing from a center axis of the illuminating unit; and an image obtaining unit configured to obtain an image of the measurement object on the basis of light returning from the measurement object, the returning light being provided by light that is provided after the aberration is ...

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    10. Automatic analysis of selected choroidal diseases in OCT images of the eye fundus

      Automatic analysis of selected choroidal diseases in OCT images of the eye fundus

      Introduction This paper describes a method for automatic analysis of the choroid in OCT images of the eye fundus in ophthalmology. The problem of vascular lesions occurs e.g. in a large population of patients having diabetes or macular degeneration. Their correct diagnosis and quantitative assessment of the treatment progress are a critical part of the eye fundus diagnosis. Material and method: The study analysed about 1'000 OCT images acquired using SOCT Copernicus (Optopol Tech. SA, Zawiercie, Poland). The proposed algorithm for image analysis enabled to analyse the texture of the choroid portion located beneath the RPE (Retinal Pigment ...

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    11. WAVELENGTH-VARIABLE Laser Including SOA And Optical Coherence Tomography Apparatus Including The Laser

      WAVELENGTH-VARIABLE Laser Including SOA And Optical Coherence Tomography Apparatus Including The Laser

      Provided is a wavelength-variable laser including an SOA which controls not a shape of a gain spectrum itself in the SOA but a shape of a gain spectrum obtained in the entire SOA to enable inhibition of output fluctuations. The wavelength-variable laser including an SOA includes: a wavelength selection mechanism for selectively reflecting a wavelength; an SOA for amplifying light, the SOA being configured to reflect light that enters a first end facet by a second end facet opposite to the first facet and to cause light amplified in an active layer to exit from the first facet; and a ...

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    12. Optical tomographic image generating apparatus and optical tomographic image generating method

      Optical tomographic image generating apparatus and optical tomographic image generating method

      The present invention relates to an optical tomographic image generating method including: obtaining signals for a plurality of frames; obtaining respective complex number data by performing Fourier transformation of the signals for the plurality of frames; synthesizing the plurality of frames using the respective complex number data; generating a tomographic image based on the synthesized data. This configuration enables easy enhancement of the image quality in an optical coherence tomographic imaging apparatus.

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    13. Optical imaging apparatus and method for imaging an optical image

      Optical imaging apparatus and method for imaging an optical image

      To provide an optical imaging apparatus capable of providing a high lateral resolution in a wide region and easily adjusting prior to imaging for imaging an optical image of an eye to be inspected which is an object, and a method for imaging an optical image. The optical imaging apparatus in which a beam from a light source is used as a measuring beam, and an image of an object is imaged based on intensity of a return beam formed of the measuring beam irradiated to the object has the following: first, an optical device for focusing the measuring beam ...

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    14. Optical Coherence Tomography Device And Optical Coherence Tomography Method

      Optical Coherence Tomography Device And Optical Coherence Tomography Method

      With a conventional OCT device, a k-trigger emission unit and a measurement assembly for obtaining a coherence light beam having information of an object are separate, requiring sending a trigger signal for sampling from the k-trigger emission unit to the measurement assembly, thus making it easier for timing errors from a plurality of electrical devices to accumulate, and complicating high-precision synchronization. Provided is an OCT device, comprising: a light source unit which changes a wavelength of light; a coherent optical assembly which splits a light beam from the light source unit into an illumination light beam which illuminates an object ...

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    15. Optical tomography apparatus with timing detection element including optical resonator having variable resonator length

      Optical tomography apparatus with timing detection element including optical resonator having variable resonator length

      An optical tomography imaging a tomogram by using a coherent light by a backscattering light of a measured object and a reflected light of a reference mirror, which has supercontinuum light sources, an optical system having group velocity dispersion connected to the supercontinuum light source, an optical detection element detecting a coherent light by a backscattering light of the measured object and a reflected light of the reference mirror, a timing detection element detecting a timing of each wavelength component in an output light from the optical system having the group velocity dispersion, and a unit sampling a signal from ...

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    16. Image sensing apparatus using optical coherence tomography and control method therefor

      Image sensing apparatus using optical coherence tomography and control method therefor

      Tomographic images of a plurality of planes at a disease site of a fundus are taken exactly within a short period of time, and the tomographic images are respectively displayed so that the positional relationship thereof becomes clear. A low coherent optical tomographic image sensing apparatus for imaging a fundus includes a sensing unit which takes tomographic images of a plurality of planes intersecting each other in time division, a display unit which displays the taken tomographic images at separate sites on the identical screen, and a position indication unit which displays, in each tomographic image, an intersection position of ...

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  2. About Canon Medical Systems

    Canon Medical Systems

    Cannon Medical Systems Division, U.S.A.  Ophthalmic Systems.  Canon supports synergy between the Company’s retinal camera systems and Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) products from OPTOPOL Technology S.A.