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A system, apparatus and method for performing low coherence ranging of a sample with high transverse resolution and large depth of focus can be provided. For example, an optical ranging system including a light source can be used. Certain exemplary arrangement can be provided, e.g., a first arrangement for directing light from the light source to the sample, a second arrangement for directing reflected light from the sample to a detector, at least one detector, and a third arrangement for processing light data received by the detector and which generates an image can be utilized. Further, for example, an optical element can be provided which can have a transverse resolution defined as .Δris less than or equal to about μ5 m, and a depth of focus Δz of at least about 50 μm.

Title
Apparatus and method for low coherence ranging
Application Number
10/501268
Publication Number
7310150 (B2)
Application Date
January 10, 2003
Publication Date
December 18, 2007
Inventor
Brett E Bouma
Quincy
MA, US
Tearney J Guillermo
Cambridge
MA, US
Agent
Dorsey & Whitney
Assignee
The General Hospital Corporation
MA, US
IPC
G01B 9/02
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