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Accordingly, exemplary embodiments of an apparatus obtaining information associated with a structure can be provided. For example, with a first arrangement, it is possible to separate at least one first electro-magnetic radiation into a first radiation and a second radiation forwarded to the structure, with the first and second radiations having different path lengths. Using a second arrangement, it is possible to receive third and fourth radiations from the structure associated with the first and second radiations and a fifth radiation received from a reference. Further, with a third arrangement, it is possible to generate data corresponding to an amount of a ranging depth within the structure associated with the second arrangement. For example, a difference between the path lengths of the first and second radiations is equal or greater than the ranging depth.

Title
Speckle reduction in optical coherence tomography by path length encoded angular compounding
Application Number
13/900671
Publication Number
9226665 (B2)
Application Date
May 23, 2013
Publication Date
January 5, 2016
Inventor
Brett Eugene Bouma
Quincy
MA, US
Nicusor Iftimia
North Chelmsford
MA, US
Guillermo J Tearney
Cambridge
MA, US
Agent
Andrews Kurth
Assignee
The General Hospital Corporation
MA, US
IPC
G02B 26/10
G01J 9/02
G02B 27/48
G01N 21/47
A61B 5/00
G01B 9/02
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