1. Theo Lasser

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    2. Imaging of cortical structures and microvasculature using extended-focus optical coherence tomography at 1.3  μm

      Imaging of cortical structures and microvasculature using extended-focus optical coherence tomography at 1.3  μm
      Extended-focus optical coherence tomography (xf-OCT) is a variant of optical coherence tomography (OCT) wherein the illumination and/or detection modes are engineered to provide a constant diffractionless lateral resolution over an extended depth of field (typically 3 to 10 10 the Rayleigh range). xf-OCT systems operating at 800 nm have been devised and used in the past to image brain structures at high-resolution in vivo , but are limited to 500 ...
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    3. In vivo high-resolution cortical imaging with extended-focus optical coherence microscopy in the visible-NIR wavelength range

      In vivo high-resolution cortical imaging with extended-focus optical coherence microscopy in the visible-NIR wavelength range
      Visible light optical coherence tomography has shown great interest in recent years for spectroscopic and high-resolution retinal and cerebral imaging. Here, we present an extended-focus optical coherence microscopy system operating from the visible to the near-infrared wavelength range for high axial and lateral resolution imaging of cortical structures in vivo . The system exploits an ultrabroad illumination spectrum centered in the visible wavelength range ( c =650nm, 250nm) offering a submicron axial ...
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    4. Interferometric synthetic aperture microscopy for extended focus optical coherence microscopy

      Interferometric synthetic aperture microscopy for extended focus optical coherence microscopy
      Optical coherence microscopy (OCM) is an interferometric technique providing 3D images of biological samples with micrometric resolution and penetration depth of several hundreds of micrometers. OCM differs from optical coherence tomography (OCT) in that it uses a high numerical aperture (NA) objective to achieve high lateral resolution. However, the high NA also reduces the depth-of-field (DOF), scaling with 1/NA 2 . Interferometric synthetic aperture microscopy (ISAM) is a computed imaging ...
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    5. Optical coherence microscopy system having a filter for suppressing a specular light contribution

      Optical coherence microscopy system having a filter for suppressing a specular light contribution
      The invention relates to an optical coherence microscopy system for fast, phase resolved imaging by means of optical coherence microscopy with decoupled illumination and detection apertures, producing a dark-field effect with an enhanced optical contrast. The setup uses a light source with an appropriate temporal coherence, an interferometer and an array detector combined with a spectrometer. The dark-field effect is produced by optical filter means in the illumination and detection ...
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    6. Label-free three-dimensional imaging of Caenorhabditis elegans with visible optical coherence microscopy

      Label-free three-dimensional imaging of Caenorhabditis elegans with visible optical coherence microscopy
      Fast, label-free, high-resolution, three-dimensional imaging platforms are crucial for high-throughput in vivo time-lapse studies of the anatomy of Caenorhabditis elegans , one of the most commonly used model organisms in biomedical research. Despite the needs, methods combining all these characteristics have been lacking. Here, we present label-free imaging of live Caenorhabditis elegans with three-dimensional sub-micrometer resolution using visible optical coherence microscopy (visOCM). visOCM is a versatile optical imaging method which we ...
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    7. Massively parallel data processing for quantitative total flow imaging with optical coherence microscopy and tomography

      Massively parallel data processing for quantitative total flow imaging with optical coherence microscopy and tomography
      We present an application of massively parallel processing of quantitative flow measurements data acquired using spectral optical coherence microscopy (SOCM). The need for massive signal processing of these particular datasets have been a major hurdle for many applications based on SOCM. In view of this difficulty, we implemented and adapted quantitative total flow estimation algorithms on graphics processing units (GPU) and achieved a 150 fold reduction in processing time when ...
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    8. Extended-focus optical coherence microscopy for high-resolution imaging of the murine brain

      Extended-focus optical coherence microscopy for high-resolution imaging of the murine brain
      We propose a new method and optical instrumentation for mouse brain imaging based on extended-focus optical coherence microscopy. This in vivo imaging technique allows the evaluation of the cytoarchitecture at cellular level and the circulation system dynamics in three dimensions. This minimally invasive and non-contact approach is performed without the application of contrasting agents. The optical design achieved a resolution of 2.2 m over a distance of 800 m ...
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    9. Imaging of the stroke-related changes in the vascular system of the mouse brain with the use of extended focus Optical Coherence Microscopy

      Imaging of the stroke-related changes in the vascular system of the mouse brain with the use of extended focus Optical Coherence Microscopy
      We used Optical Coherence Microscopy (OCM) to monitor structural and functional changes due to ischemic stroke in small animals brains in vivo. To obtain lateral resolution of 2.2 m over the range of 600 m we used extended focus configuration of OCM instrument involving Bessel beam. It provided access to detailed 3D information about the changes in brain vascular system up to the level of capillaries across I and ...
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    10. Functional optical coherent imaging

      Functional optical coherent imaging
      The present invention relates to a functional optical coherent imaging (fOCI) platform comprising at least one active camera unit (ACU) comprising a coherent and/or a partially coherent light source, and means for spectral filtering and imaging a selected body area of interest; an image processing unit (IPU) for pre-processing data received from an ACU; at least one stimulation unit (STU) transmitting a stimulation to a subject; at least one ...
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    11. Combined Optical Coherence and Fluorescence Microscopy to assess dynamics and specificity of pancreatic beta-cell tracers

      Combined Optical Coherence and Fluorescence Microscopy to assess dynamics and specificity of pancreatic beta-cell tracers
      The identification of a beta-cell tracer is a major quest in diabetes research. However, since MRI, PET and SPECT cannot resolve individual islets, optical techniques are required to assess the specificity of these tracers. We propose to combine Optical Coherence Microscopy (OCM) with fluorescence detection in a single optical platform to facilitate these initial screening steps from cell culture up to living rodents. OCM can image islets and vascularization without ...
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    12. Quantitative lateral and axial flow imaging with optical coherence microscopy and tomography

      Quantitative lateral and axial flow imaging with optical coherence microscopy and tomography
      Optical coherence tomography (OCT) and optical coherence microscopy (OCM) allow the acquisition of quantitative three-dimensional axial flow by estimating the Doppler shift caused by moving scatterers. Measuring the velocity of red blood cells is currently the principal application of these methods. In many biological tissues, blood flow is often perpendicular to the optical axis, creating the need for a quantitative measurement of lateral flow. Previous work has shown that lateral ...
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  2. About Theo Lasser

    Theo Lasser

    Theo Lasser is with the Laboratoire d’optique biomédicale at the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland.