1. Linbo Liu

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    2. Methods, systems, arrangements and computer-accessible medium for providing micro-optical coherence tomography procedures

      Methods, systems, arrangements and computer-accessible medium for providing micro-optical coherence tomography procedures
      Exemplary apparatus and method can be provided for obtaining data regarding a plurality of samples. For example, using at least one arrangement, it is possible to receive interferometric information that is based on radiations provided from a reference and the samples that are provided in respective chambers. Alternatively and/or in addition, based on the interferometric information, it is possible to discriminate between agents to identify a particular agent that ...
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    3. Are nuclei in stratified squamous epithelium high scattering or low scattering?

      Are nuclei in stratified squamous epithelium high scattering or low scattering?
      Imaging nuclei of keratinocytes in the stratified squamous epithelium has been a subject of intense research since nucleus associated cellular atypia is the key criteria for the screening and diagnosis of epithelial cancers and their precursors. However, keratinocyte nuclei have been reported to be either low scattering or high scattering, so that these inconsistent reports might have led to misinterpretations of optical images, and more importantly, hindered the establishment of ...
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    4. Single input state polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography with high resolution and polarization distortion correction

      Single input state polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography with high resolution and polarization distortion correction
      Abstract: In single input state polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography (PS-OCT) with high resolution, the imperfections of quarter-wave plate (QWP) and the sensitivity roll-off mismatch between the two detection channels cause unpredictable polarization distortion. We present a correction method based on the Jones matrix modeling of the system. In a single input PS-OCT system working at 840 nm with an axial resolution of ~2.3 m, the method yielded better estimation ...
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    5. Optical coherence tomography with gapped spectrum

      Optical coherence tomography with gapped spectrum
      The axial resolution of optical coherence tomography (OCT) is determined by the spectral shape and bandwidth of the detected light, which are limited by the gaps in the wavelength range of illumination, transmission, and detection. In this work, we demonstrate that the axial resolution deteriorated by gaps in OCT spectra can be restored by adopting the gapped amplitude and phase estimation (GAPES) method. GAPES estimates the missing parts between separated ...
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    6. Nondestructive Measurement of Conformal Coating Thickness on Printed Circuit Board with Ultra-high Resolution Optical Coherence Tomography

      Nondestructive Measurement of Conformal Coating Thickness on Printed Circuit Board with Ultra-high Resolution Optical Coherence Tomography
      Conformal coating (CC) is widely used to protect printed circuit board (PCB) from corrosion, mould growth and electrical failures. To ensure an effective protection, the thickness of the conformal coating layer needs to be well controlled. However, to date, the coating thickness is usually measured in a destructive way under microscopes. In this study, we proposed to use optical coherence tomography (OCT) to measure the CC thickness nondestructively. Specifically, to ...
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    7. Cellular resolution corneal imaging with extended imaging range

      Cellular resolution corneal imaging with extended imaging range
      Current optical coherence tomography (OCT) technology, which is used for imaging the eyes anterior segment, has been established as a clinical gold standard for the diagnosis of corneal diseases. However, the cellular resolution level information that is critical for many clinical applications is still not available. The major technical challenges toward cellular resolution OCT imaging are the limited ranging depth and depth of focus (DOF). In this work, we present ...
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    8. Estimation of refractive index for biological tissue using micro-optical coherence tomography

      Estimation of refractive index for biological tissue using micro-optical coherence tomography
      The refractive index of biological tissue is required for investigating the tissue's optical properties. Efforts have been made to characterize refractive indices of biological tissues at a single wavelength, but it is more convenient to know the Cauchy's coefficients, which provide refractive index over a wide range of wavelengths. We demonstrate a method to noninvasively provide the Cauchy's dispersion coefficients of biological tissues using micro-optical coherence tomography ...
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    9. Imaging cellular structures of atherosclerotic coronary arteries using circumferentially scanning micro-optical coherence tomography fiber probe ex vivo

      Imaging cellular structures of atherosclerotic coronary arteries using circumferentially scanning micro-optical coherence tomography fiber probe ex vivo
      Development and progression of coronary atherosclerotic lesions is mediated by a number of cellular components, which are not readily visualized using the current clinical investigation tools. Visualizing these cellular components in situ and in vivo may allow early detection of the vulnerable plaques, with implications for coronary artery disease (CAD) therapy and for the prevention of acute myocardial infarction (AMI). In this study, we have developed a fiber-optic micro-optical coherence ...
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    10. Novel application of In Vivo Micro-Optical Coherence Tomography to assess Cornea scarring in an Animal Model

      Novel application of In Vivo Micro-Optical Coherence Tomography to assess Cornea scarring in an Animal Model
      This pilot study uses a micro-optical coherence tomography (micro-OCT) system with ~1m axial resolution specifically to image the cornea and corneal scars in vivo . We used an established murine corneal scar model by irregular phototherapeutic keratectomy in ten C57BL/6 mice, with serial imaging using the micro-OCT and compared to anterior segment (AS-OCT) (RTvue, Optovue, Fremont, CA) before and after scar induction. Main outcome was agreement between the AS-OCT and ...
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    11. Extending the depth of focus of fiber-optic optical coherence tomography using a chromatic dual-focus design

      Extending the depth of focus of fiber-optic optical coherence tomography using a chromatic dual-focus design
      We report a dual-focus fiber-optic probe designed to extend depth of focus (DOF) in high-resolution endoscopic optical coherence tomography. We exploited the broad spectral bandwidth of a supercontinuum source and, in the fiber probe, the foci of the 7501000 nm and 11001450 nm inputs were axially chromatically shifted. The interference signals from the two spectral bands were measured with a Si camera-based spectrometer and an InGaAs camera-based spectrometer, respectively. We ...
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    12. Multiscale skin imaging in vivo using optical coherence tomography

      Multiscale skin imaging in vivo using optical coherence tomography
      Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a noninvasive high-resolution diagnostic imaging modality that plays an increasingly important role in dermatology. Diagnosis of skin diseases using OCT requires both cellular-level high resolution and large area skin coverage. In practice, however, there exists a trade-off between the achievable spatial resolutions and the transverse scanning range. In this study, we report a Micro-OCT ( OCT) system that is capable of providing three-dimensional images of the ...
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    13. Evaluating micro-optical coherence tomography (μOCT) as a feasible imaging tool for pancreatic disease diagnosis

      Evaluating micro-optical coherence tomography (μOCT) as a feasible imaging tool for pancreatic disease diagnosis
      Pancreatic cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer mortality worldwide due to the lack of reliable tools for early diagnosis of this cancer. In this study, we evaluated the feasibility of micro-optical coherence tomography (OCT) as an imaging tool for the diagnosis of pancreatic cancers. Specifically, we constructed a OCT device that achieves a resolution of 1.67 m and 1.79 m in axial and lateral directions ...
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    14. Extending axial focus of optical coherence tomography using parallel multiple aperture synthesis

      Extending axial focus of optical coherence tomography using parallel multiple aperture synthesis
      Compromising the inherent trade-off between transverse resolution and depth of focus (DOF) remains a long-standing issue in optical coherence tomography (OCT). In this work, we report a novel techniqueparallel multiple aperture synthesis (pMAS) to simultaneously generate multiple optical apertures in an OCT sample arm by employing a two-surface coated mirror. In the proposed pMAS, the DOF is extended by a factor of 16.49 without sacrificing the transverse resolution for ...
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    15. Multiple aperture synthetic optical coherence tomography for biological tissue imaging

      Multiple aperture synthetic optical coherence tomography for biological tissue imaging
      An inherent compromise must be made between transverse resolution and depth of focus (DOF) in spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT). Thus far, OCT has not been capable of providing a sufficient DOF to stably acquire cellular-resolution images. We previously reported a novel technique named multiple aperture synthesis (MAS) to extend the DOF in high-resolution OCT [Optica4, 701 (2017)]. In this technique, the illumination beam is scanned across the objective ...
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    16. Visualizing Micro-anatomical Structures of the Posterior Cornea with Micro-optical Coherence Tomography

      Visualizing Micro-anatomical Structures of the Posterior Cornea with Micro-optical Coherence Tomography
      Diagnosis of corneal disease and challenges in corneal transplantation require comprehensive understanding of corneal anatomy, particularly that of the posterior cornea. Micro-optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a potentially suitable tool to meet this need, owing to its ultrahigh isotropic spatial resolution, high image acquisition rate and depth priority scanning mode. In this study, we explored the ability of OCT to visualize micro-anatomical structures of the posterior cornea ex vivo and ...
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  2. About Linbo Liu

    Linbo Liu

    Linbo Liu received B.Eng in Precision Instrument in 2001, and M. Eng. in Optical Engineering in 2004, from Tianjin University, China. He received PhD in Graduate Programme in Bioengineering (GPBE) in 2008 from School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. From 2008-2011, he received his postdoctoral training in Wellman Center in Photomedicine, Harvard Medical School (HMS) and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) where he developed and established a new generation of OCT technology termed micro-Optical Coherence Tomography (µOCT). Dr Liu was promoted as an Instructor in Dermatology at HMS before he joined the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering as a Nanyang Assistant Professor in 2012.