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    2. Optical coherence tomography: A new strategy to image planarian regeneration

      Optical coherence tomography: A new strategy to image planarian regeneration

      The planarian is widely used as a model for studying tissue regeneration. In this study, we used optical coherence tomography (OCT) for the real-time, high-resolution imaging of planarian tissue regeneration. Five planaria were sliced transversely to produce 5 head and 5 tail fragments. During a 2-week regeneration period, OCT images of the planaria were acquired to analyze the signal attenuation rates, intensity ratios, and image texture features (including contrast, correlation, homogeneity, energy, and entropy) to compare the primitive and regenerated tissues. In the head and tail fragments, the signal attenuation rates of the regenerated fragments decreased from −0.2 dB ...

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    3. Tunable Laser Array System

      Tunable Laser Array System

      A system for swept source optical coherence tomography, the system including a light source emitting multiplexed wavelength-swept radiation over a total wavelength range, the light source including N wavelength-swept vertical cavity lasers (VCL) emitting N tunable VCL outputs having N wavelength trajectories, a combiner for combining the N tunable VCL optical outputs into a common optical path to create the multiplexed wavelength-swept radiation, a splitter for splitting the multiplexed wavelength- swept radiation to a sample and a reference path, an optical detector for detecting an interference signal created by an optical interference between a reflection from the sample and light ...

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    4. Identification of vessel wall anomalies in thoracic aortic aneurysms through optical coherence tomography and gradient-based strategies

      Identification of vessel wall anomalies in thoracic aortic aneurysms through optical coherence tomography and gradient-based strategies

      Optical Coherence Tomography is a natural candidate for imaging biological structures just under tissue surface. Human thoracic aorta from aneurysms reveal elastin disorders and smooth muscle cell alterations when visualizing the media layer of the aortic wall, which is only some tens of microns in depth from surface. The resulting images require a suitable processing to enhance interesting disorder features and to use them as indicators for wall degradation, converting OCT into a hallmark for diagnosis of risk of aneurysm under intraoperative conditions. This work proposes gradient-based digital image processing approaches to conclude this risk. These techniques are believed to ...

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    5. Feature Of The Week 4/2/14: A Compact High-Performance Hand-Held Device for Extending Ophthalmic OCT to New Points of Care (Narrated Presentation)

      Feature Of The Week 4/2/14: A Compact High-Performance Hand-Held Device for Extending Ophthalmic OCT to New Points of Care (Narrated Presentation)

      We developed an ultrahigh speed, handheld swept source optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT) ophthalmic instrument using a 2D MEMS mirror. A vertical cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) operating at 1060 nm center wavelength yielded a 350 kHz axial scan rate and 10 µm axial resolution in tissue. The long coherence length of the VCSEL enabled a 3.08 mm imaging range with minimal sensitivity roll-off in tissue. Two different designs with identical optical components were tested to evaluate handheld OCT ergonomics. An iris camera aided in alignment of the OCT beam through the pupil and a manual fixation light selected the imaging ...

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    6. Quantitative Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography of Choroidal Neovascularization in Age-related Macular Degeneration

      Quantitative Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography of Choroidal Neovascularization in Age-related Macular Degeneration
      ...& Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts + Advanced Imaging Group, Thorlabs, Inc, Newton, New Jersey , * Jonathan J. Liu, MS Affiliations + Department of Electrical Engineering ...
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    7. Statistical intensity variation analysis for rapid volumetric imaging of capillary network flux

      Statistical intensity variation analysis for rapid volumetric imaging of capillary network flux

      We present a novel optical coherence tomography (OCT)-based technique for rapid volumetric imaging of red blood cell (RBC) flux in capillary networks. Previously we reported that OCT can capture individual RBC passage within a capillary, where the OCT intensity signal at a voxel fluctuates when an RBC passes the voxel. Based on this finding, we defined a metric of statistical intensity variation (SIV) and validated that the mean SIV is proportional to the RBC flux [RBC/s] through simulations and measurements. From rapidly scanned volume data, we used Hessian matrix analysis to vectorize a segment path of each capillary ...

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    8. Ultrahigh speed endoscopic swept source optical coherence tomography using a VCSEL light source and micromotor catheter

      Ultrahigh speed endoscopic swept source optical coherence tomography using a VCSEL light source and micromotor catheter

      We developed an ultrahigh speed endoscopic swept source optical coherence tomography (OCT) system for clinical gastroenterology using a vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) and micromotor based imaging catheter, which provided an imaging speed of 600 kHz axial scan rate and 8 μm axial resolution in tissue. The micromotor catheter was 3.2 mm in diameter and could be introduced through the 3.7 mm accessory port of an endoscope. Imaging was performed at 400 frames per second with an 8 μm spot size using a pullback to generate volumetric data over 16 mm with a pixel spacing of 5 μm in ...

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    9. Imaging of electro-kinetic properties of tissue using the amplitude and the phase of optical coherence tomography

      Imaging of electro-kinetic properties of tissue using the amplitude and the phase of optical coherence tomography

      The electric field induced optical changes (EIOC) measured by the optical coherence tomography (OCT) reflect the local electro-kinetic properties of the tissue. In this study we developed a method to use the phase of the complex OCT images to map EIOC in tissue samples. Switching the polarity of the electric field induced significant reversible changes in the phase of the complex OCT images. Since the resulting phase was degraded by the noise an advanced signal processing algorithm was developed to obtain the EIOC images. The developed algorithm made it possible to get structural phase images from a standard commercial OCT ...

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    10. Optical Coherence Tomography as a Novel Tool for In-Line Monitoring of a Pharmaceutical Film-Coating Process

      Optical Coherence Tomography as a Novel Tool for In-Line Monitoring of a Pharmaceutical Film-Coating Process

      Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a contact-free non-destructive high-resolution imaging technique based on low-coherence interferometry. This study investigates the application of spectral-domain OCT as an in-line quality control tool for monitoring pharmaceutical film-coated tablets. OCT images of several commercially-available film-coated tablets of different shapes, formulations and coating thicknesses were captured off-line using two OCT systems with centre wavelengths of 830 nm and 1325 nm. Based on the off-line image evaluation, another OCT system operating at a shorter wavelength was selected to study the feasibility of OCT as an in-line monitoring method. Since in spectral-domain OCT motion artefacts can occur as ...

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    Thorlabs.  Optical Components, Tunable Sources, and Systems.  Thorlabs is an optical company with headquarters in Newton, New Jersey, and offices in the US, UK, Germany, Japan, and Sweden. The president and founder is Alex Cable.  It designs & manufactures products in the areas of fibre optics, laser diodes, optical instrumentation & polarization.  Thorlabs bought Covega, and optical components supplyer, in 2009.

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    1. In pairing the FN1 microscope with Thorlabs' OCT technology, we are able to complement our traditional widefield and confocal imaging systems by providing a similar but more macro view.
      Stanley A. Schwartz in Nikon Instruments and Thorlabs Together Bring OCT Imaging to the FN1 'Physiostation' Microscope
    2. Covega comes to the Thorlabs family with a new suite of optical technologies that Thorlabs looks forward to offering to its diverse customer base. We are committed to ensuring continued access to the broad array of products that Covega currently manufacturers.
      Alex E. Cable in Thorlabs Acquires Covega