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    2. The ecosystem that powered the translation of OCT from fundamental research to clinical and commercial impact [Invited]

      The ecosystem that powered the translation of OCT from fundamental research to clinical and commercial impact [Invited]
      25 years is a relatively short period of time for a medical technology to become a standard of care impacting the treatment of millions of people every year. Yet 25 years ago there were no OCT companies, no OCT products, no OCT markets, and only one journal article published using the term OCT (optical coherence tomography). OCT has had a tremendous scientific, clinical, and economic impact on society. Today, it ...
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    3. Eric Swanson Named 2017 IEEE Fellow for Contributions to Optical Coherence Tomography and Leadership in Optical Networking

      Eric Swanson Named 2017 IEEE Fellow for Contributions to Optical Coherence Tomography and Leadership in Optical Networking
      ...hip and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement. Eric Swanson is an active participant in a variety of entrepreneurial, industrial, academic, and volunteer act...
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    4. Macro-Scale OCT-on-a-Chip

      Macro-Scale OCT-on-a-Chip
      A U.S. industry-academic collaboration, led by OSA Fellow James Fujimoto, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT; USA), reports a proof-of-principle demonstration of cubic-meter volume optical coherence tomography (OCT). The researchers used advanced photonics integrated circuits (PICs) and MEMS technology to boost OCT performance on multiple scales over long ranges. Specifically, the team demonstrated 3-D subsurface tomographic imaging on a meter scale at a 100-kHz axial scan rate with 15-m depth ...
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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. Researchers achieve meter-scale optical coherence tomography for first time

      Researchers achieve meter-scale optical coherence tomography for first time
      An industry-academic collaboration has achieved the first optical coherence tomography (OCT) images of cubic meter volumes. With OCT's ability to provide difficult-to-obtain information on material composition, subsurface structure, coatings, surface roughness and other properties, this advance could open up many new uses for OCT in industry, manufacturing and medicine. The achievement also represents important progress toward developing a high-speed, low-cost OCT system on a single integrated circuit chip. "Our ...
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    8. USC Roski Eye Institute Joins the ARVO Campaign to Promote the Impact of Optical Coherence Tomography, USC Clinician/Scientist one of OCT Inventors

      USC Roski Eye Institute Joins the ARVO Campaign to Promote the Impact of Optical Coherence Tomography, USC Clinician/Scientist one of OCT Inventors
      ...inal disease expert, published his creation of OCT along with two MIT researchers, James G. Fujimoto, PhD and Eric Swanson, MS. Then in 2005, Puliafito developed the use of ultra-high speed Fournier domain optical cohere...
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    9. Integrated optical coherence tomography systems and methods

      Integrated optical coherence tomography systems and methods
      Disclosed herein are optical integration technologies, designs, systems and methods directed toward Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) and other interferometric optical sensor, ranging, and imaging systems wherein such systems, methods and structures employ tunable optical sources, coherent detection and other structures on a single or multichip monolithic integration. In contrast to contemporary, prior-art OCT systems and structures that employ simple, miniature optical bench technology using small optical components positioned on a ...
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    10. OSA Centennial Snapshots: OCT and the Flowering of Biophotonics

      OSA Centennial Snapshots: OCT and the Flowering of Biophotonics
      The birth, commercialization and ultimate impact of OCT stand out as landmark accomplishments even amid the abundant advances in biophotonics during the 1980s and 1990s. Twenty-five years ago this month, the editors of Science accepted for publication a research paper titled Optical Coherence Tomography. That three-word phrase (and its punchier abbreviation, OCT) heralded a revolution in ophthalmologyone that would spawn a billion-dollar-a-year market, and affect millions of people.
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  2. About Eric A. Swanson

    Eric A. Swanson

    Eric Swanson is an active participant in a variety of entrepreneurial, industrial, academic, and volunteer activities. He chairs the board of directors for Acacia Communications and is a member of the boards of directors for NinePoint Medical and Curata. He serves on the governing board of the Danish National Quantum Innovation Center is an affiliate of the MIT Deshpande Center for Entrepreneurship and MIT Translational Fellows Program. He is a cofounder or founding board member of five startup companies: Advanced Ophthalmic Devices (an ophthalmic OCT company), Lightlab Imaging (a cardiovascular OCT company), Sycamore Networks, Acacia Communication, and Curata. Mr. Swanson worked at MIT Lincoln Laboratory for 16 years where he collaborated in the discovery and advancement of OCT and worked on optical networks (including one of the first wavelength division multiplexed all-optical networks) and space communication (including one of the first intersatellite laser communication systems).

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    1. Today, interdisciplinary research in biomedical optics is the standard. “And that was less common 25 years ago. A lot of innovation happens at the boundaries of disciplines. OCT is such a rich combination of disciplines—in optics, mechanical systems, electronics, software, medical devices, clinical medicine. That’s one of the reasons there’s been so much innovation in OCT, and that there’s so much more to come.
      In OSA Centennial Snapshots: OCT and the Flowering of Biophotonics
    2. I think OCT is one of the most important developments in diagnostic ophthalmic imaging in the history of ophthalmology, ranking up there with the invention of the ophthalmoscope in the 1800s. OCT has become a standard of care in ophthalmology and has helped diagnose various eye conditions for millions of people worldwide and proven to be a major sight-saver. In addition to OCT functioning as a unique, high-resolution, general-purpose ophthalmic diagnostic tool, OCT has played an important role in the development of new pharmaceuticals as well as the management of various macular diseases, glaucoma and corneal disease. One very important impact of OCT is that it enables nonspecialists, such as comprehensive ophthalmologists or optometrists, to detect early disease at a level approaching retinal or glaucoma specialists. OCT generated more than $1 billion of reimbursement worldwide in 2010 alone, has imaged ~100 million people over the past decade and generated over a billion of dollars in capital equipment revenue. Ophthalmic OCT technology and applications continue to develop at a rapid clip and the future looks very bright for continued impact on improved patient care.
      In Finding “Big Ideas” in Ophthalmic Innovation - Venture Capitalists Will Back Potential “Game Changers”
    3. Today there are over 10 companies supplying OCT systems for the ophthalmology and optometry markets. These companies are in fierce fights for market share and are investing lots of development dollars to achieve differentiation and drive sales...As a result, there have been numerous advances in speed, accuracy, higher lateral resolution, higher longitudinal resolution, image processing, compactness, ease of use, functional imaging (e.g., Doppler detection) and lowering capital equipment costs. This has brought, and will continue to bring, benefits to both physicians and end patients.
      In Ophthalmic Lasers Expand from Surgery to Detection and Diagnosis
    4. I am excited to join NinePoint Medical’s board and continue to build on my experience working with startups composed of great people, great technology, great market opportunities and, most importantly, the potential to make a major impact. NinePoint Medical is at an exciting stage, and its technology platform has the potential to greatly improve the diagnostic and treatment options available to the medical community...I look forward to working closely with the rest of the board and management team to move NinePoint’s innovative technology forward in development.
      In NinePoint Medical Adds Optical Coherence Tomography Technology Expert to Board of Directors
    5. I am excited to join NinePoint Medical's board and continue to build on my experience working with startups composed of great people, great technology, great market opportunities and, most importantly, the potential to make a major impact. NinePoint Medical is at an exciting stage, and its technology platform has the potential to greatly improve the diagnostic and treatment options available to the medical community.
      In NinePoint Medical Adds Optical Coherence Tomography Technology Expert to Board of Directors
    6. Eye On OCT is the first and only site of its kind for the eye care industry....As a leader in OCT innovation for nearly two decades, it is logical for Carl Zeiss Meditec to deliver a practical resource for clinicians and researchers who seek to stay abreast of the latest developments in OCT technology
      In Carl Zeiss Meditec Launches "Eye On OCT"