07551293 is referenced by 51 patents and cites 269 patents.

A method and apparatus for providing information associated with at least one portion of a sample can be provided. For example, at least one wavelength of electro-magnetic radiation provided on a sample can be encoded to determine at least one transverse location of the portion. A relative phase between at least one first electro-magnetic radiation electro-magnetic radiation being returned from a sample and at least one second electro-magnetic radiation returned from a reference can be obtained to determine at least one relative depth location of the portion. Further, the information of the portion can be provided based on the transverse location and the relative depth location. For example, the information can be depth information and/or three-dimensional information associated with the portion of the sample.

Title
Method and apparatus for three-dimensional spectrally encoded imaging
Application Number
10/997789
Publication Number
7551293 (B2)
Application Date
November 24, 2004
Publication Date
June 23, 2009
Inventor
Guillermo J Tearney
Cambridge
MA, US
Nicusor Iftimia
Chelmsford
MA, US
Brett E Bouma
Quincy
MA, US
Dvir Yelin
Brookline
MA, US
Agent
Dorsey & Whitney
Assignee
The General Hospital Corporation
MA, US
IPC
G01B 11/02
G01B 9/02
G01J 3/45
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