1. Yoshiaki Yasuno

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    2. Generation and optimization of superpixels as image processing kernels for Jones matrix optical coherence tomography

      Generation and optimization of superpixels as image processing kernels for Jones matrix optical coherence tomography
      Jones matrix-based polarization sensitive optical coherence tomography (JM-OCT) simultaneously measures optical intensity, birefringence, degree of polarization uniformity, and OCT angiography. The statistics of the optical features in a local region, such as the local mean of the OCT intensity, are frequently used for image processing and the quantitative analysis of JM-OCT. Conventionally, local statistics have been computed with fixed-size rectangular kernels. However, this results in a trade-off between image sharpness ...
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    3. Introduction to the feature issue on the 25 year anniversary of optical coherence tomography

      Introduction to the feature issue on the 25 year anniversary of optical coherence tomography
      This feature issue commemorates the approximately 25 year history of Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), one of the most successful biophotonic technologies. While OCT has technological origins traceable to ultrafast laser development and fiber optic system test instrumentation of the 1980s, innovations in low coherence interferometry for optical ranging and imaging for biomedical applications in the U.S., Europe and Japan by the early 1990s led to coinage of the now ...
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    4. Multi-contrast imaging of human posterior eye by Jones matrix optical coherence tomography

      Multi-contrast imaging of human posterior eye by Jones matrix optical coherence tomography
      A multi-contrast imaging of pathologic posterior eyes is demonstrated by Jones matrix optical coherence tomography (Jones matrix OCT). The Jones matrix OCT provides five tomographies, which includes scattering, local attenuation, birefringence, polarization uniformity, and optical coherence angiography, by a single scan. The hardware configuration, algorithms of the Jones matrix OCT as well as its application to ophthalmology is discussed.
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    5. Noise-bias and polarization-artifact corrected optical coherence tomography by maximum a-posteriori intensity estimation

      Noise-bias and polarization-artifact corrected optical coherence tomography by maximum a-posteriori intensity estimation
      We propose using maximum a-posteriori (MAP) estimation to improve the image signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) in polarization diversity (PD) optical coherence tomography. PD-detection removes polarization artifacts, which are common when imaging highly birefringent tissue or when using a flexible fiber catheter. However, dividing the probe power to two polarization detection channels inevitably reduces the SNR. Applying MAP estimation to PD-OCT allows for the removal of polarization artifacts while maintaining and improving ...
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    6. Three-dimensional eye motion correction by Lissajous scan optical coherence tomography

      Three-dimensional eye motion correction by Lissajous scan optical coherence tomography
      A three-dimensional optical coherence tomography imaging method based on Lissajous scanning is presented. This method was designed to correct eye motion in OCT images. A Lissajous scanning pattern, which has a trajectory that frequently overlaps with itself, is adopted as the OCT scanning protocol to obtain measurement data. Eye motion artifacts are then corrected automatically by software. By comparing the images without and with motion correction, we show the effectiveness ...
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    7. Polarization sensitive optical coherence tomography – a review [Invited]

      Polarization sensitive optical coherence tomography – a review [Invited]
      Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is now a well-established modality for high-resolution cross-sectional and three-dimensional imaging of transparent and translucent samples and tissues. Conventional, intensity based OCT, however, does not provide a tissue-specific contrast, causing an ambiguity with image interpretation in several cases. Polarization sensitive (PS) OCT draws advantage from the fact that several materials and tissues can change the lights polarization state, adding an additional contrast channel and providing quantitative ...
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    8. High contrast and polarization-artifact-free optical coherence tomography by maximum a-posteriori estimation

      High contrast and polarization-artifact-free optical coherence tomography by maximum a-posteriori estimation
      We propose a maximum a-posteriori (MAP) intensity estimator to improve the image contrast of polarization diversity (PD)-OCT imaging to achieve high contrast polarization-artifact-free images. The MAP estimator compensates for the inevitable reduction of signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) in PD-OCT caused by the splitting of power into two polarization detection channels. It also has low noise-offset in low intensity regions such as the vitreous. This method is applied to posterior eye ...
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    9. Birefringence and vascular imaging of in vivo human skin by Jones-matrix optical coherence tomography

      Birefringence and vascular imaging of in vivo human skin by Jones-matrix optical coherence tomography
      A customized 1310-nm Jones-matrix optical coherence tomography (JM-OCT) for dermatological investigation was constructed and used for in vivo normal human skin tissue imaging. This system can simultaneously measure the threedimensional depth-resolved local birefringence, complex-correlation based OCT angiography (OCT-A), degree-ofpolarization- uniformity (DOPU) and scattering OCT intensity. By obtaining these optical properties of tissue, the morphology, vasculature, and collagen content of skin can be deduced and visualized. Structures in the deep layers ...
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    10. Motion-corrected en face optical coherence tomography angiography imaging based on the modified Lissajous scanning pattern

      Motion-corrected en face optical coherence tomography angiography imaging based on the modified Lissajous scanning pattern
      A motion - corrected en face optical coherence tomography angiography (OCT - A) imaging method is presented in this paper. This method was designed to correct eye motion artifacts in en face OCT - A images automatically using a software. A modified Lissajous scanning pattern, which is compatible with OCT - A, was adopted as the scanning protocol for the optical coherence tomography (OCT) machine to obtain the OCT - A data. The OCT - A ...
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    11. Evaluation of intraretinal migration of retinal pigment epithelial cells with Jones matrix optical coherence tomography

      Evaluation of intraretinal migration of retinal pigment epithelial cells with Jones matrix optical coherence tomography
      We evaluated intraretinal RPE migration in AMD using multimodal imaging including polarimetric images. Depolarized light images were computed using a PS-SLO. M-DOPU was calculated using multifunctional Jones-matrix OCT. RPE migration was detected in 59 of 155 eyes. Focal similarities could be confirmed among en-face projection images of minimum M-DOPU, depolarized light images, and NIR-AF images.
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    12. Three-dimensional multi-contrast imaging of in vivo human skin by Jones matrix optical coherence tomography

      Three-dimensional multi-contrast imaging of in vivo human skin by Jones matrix optical coherence tomography
      A custom made dermatological Jones matrix optical coherence tomography (JM-OCT) is presented. It uses a passive-polarization-delay component based swept-source JM-OCT configuration, but is specially designed for in vivo human skin measurement. The center wavelength of its probe beam is 1310 nm and the A-line rate is 49.6 kHz. The JM-OCT is capable of simultaneously providing birefringence (local retardation) tomography, degree-of-polarization-uniformity tomography, complex-correlation-based optical coherence angiography, and conventional scattering OCT ...
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    13. Noise stochastic corrected maximum a posteriori estimator for birefringence imaging using polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography

      Noise stochastic corrected maximum a posteriori estimator for birefringence imaging using polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography
      This paper presents a noise-stochastic corrected maximum a posteriori estimator for birefringence imaging using Jones matrix optical coherence tomography. The estimator described in this paper is based on the relationship between probability distribution functions of the measured birefringence and the effective signal to noise ratio (ESNR) as well as the true birefringence and the true ESNR. The Monte Carlo method is used to numerically describe this relationship and adaptive 2D ...
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    14. Full-range ultrahigh-resolution spectral-domain optical coherence tomography in 1.7 µm wavelength region for deep-penetration and high-resolution imaging of turbid tissues

      Full-range ultrahigh-resolution spectral-domain optical coherence tomography in 1.7 µm wavelength region for deep-penetration and high-resolution imaging of turbid tissues
      For the first time, we developed a full-range ultrahigh-resolution (UHR) spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) technique working in the 1.7 m wavelength region. This technique allowed high-resolution, deep-tissue imaging. By using a supercontinuum source operating at a wavelength of 1.7 m, an axial resolution of 3.6 m in a tissue specimen was achieved. To enhance the imaging depth of UHR-SD-OCT, we performed full-range OCT imaging based on ...
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    15. Quantitative Evaluation of Phase Retardation in Filtering Blebs Using Polarization-Sensitive Optical Coherence Tomography

      Quantitative Evaluation of Phase Retardation in Filtering Blebs Using Polarization-Sensitive Optical Coherence Tomography
      Purpose : Polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography (PS-OCT) can detect and evaluate scar fibrosis of the filtering blebs after glaucoma surgery. Although the change in phase retardation reportedly reflects bleb function, quantitative assessment of phase retardation in ocular tissues has not been conducted. We aimed to establish quantitative methods to investigate changes in phase retardation in the blebs after surgery using PS-OCT. Methods : Twenty-two blebs of 22 patients who had undergone glaucoma ...
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    16. Program for correcting data measured by PS-OCT and PS-OCT system equipped with the program

      Program for correcting data measured by PS-OCT and PS-OCT system equipped with the program
      Data measured by PS-OCT is corrected in a non-linear manner to enhance the quantitative analysis capability of PS-OCT and permit accurate quantitative diagnosis, including diagnosis of disease stage of lesions, as a useful means for computer diagnosis. Even when retardation per PS-OCT 1 contains error and becomes noise and its distribution is not normal or symmetrical around the true value, measured data is converted using a distribution conversion function obtained ...
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  2. About Yoshiaki Yasuno

    Yoshiaki Yasuno

    Yoshiaki Yasuno is a Researcher in the Computational Optics Group in the Institute of Applied Physics, University of Tsukuba in Japan.