08145018 is referenced by 5 patents and cites 490 patents.

Exemplary apparatus for obtaining information for a structure can be provided. For example, first optical fiber arrangement(s) can be provided which transceives at least one first electro-magnetic radiation, and can include at least one fiber. Second focusing arrangement(s) can be provided in optical communication with the optical fiber arrangement. The second arrangement can be configured to focus and provide there through the first electro-magnetic radiation. Third dispersive arrangement(s) can receive a particular radiation which is the first electro-magnetic radiation and/or the focused electro-magnetic radiation, and forward a dispersed radiation thereof to at least one section of the structure. At least one end of the fiber can be directly connected to the second focusing arrangement and/or the third dispersive arrangement.

Title
Apparatus for obtaining information for a structure using spectrally-encoded endoscopy techniques and methods for producing one or more optical arrangements
Application Number
11/623852
Publication Number
8145018 (B2)
Application Date
January 17, 2007
Publication Date
March 27, 2012
Inventor
Nicusor Iftimia
North Chelmsford
MA, US
Dvir Yelin
Brookline
MA, US
Brett Eugene Bouma
Quincy
MA, US
Guillermo J Tearney
Cambridge
MA, US
Milen Shishkov
Watertown
MA, US
Agent
Dorsey & Whitney
Assignee
The General Hospital Corporation
MA, US
IPC
G02B 6/06
G02B 6/34
G02B 6/32
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