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Stephen A Boppart, Gary J Tearney, Brett E Bouma, Mark E Brezinski, James G Fujimoto, Eric A Swanson: Methods and apparatus for forward-directed optical scanning instruments. The General Hospital Corporation, Testa Hurwitz & Thibeault, November 26, 2002: US06485413 (683 worldwide citation)

An imaging system for performing forward scanning imaging for application to therapeutic and diagnostic devises used in medical procedures. The imaging system includes forward directed optical coherence tomography (OCT), and non-retroreflected forward scanning OCT. Also interferometric imaging and r ...


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Guillermo Tearney, Stephen A Boppart, Brett E Bouma, Mark Brezinski, Eric A Swanson, James G Fujimoto: Method and apparatus for performing optical measurements using a fiber optic imaging guidewire, catheter or endoscope. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, October 17, 2000: US06134003 (659 worldwide citation)

An imaging system for performing optical coherence tomography includes an optical radiation source; a reference optical reflector; a first optical path leading to the reference optical reflector; and a second optical path coupled to an endoscopic unit. The endoscopic unit preferably includes an elon ...


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Guillermo Tearney, Stephen A Boppart, Brett E Bouma, Mark Brezinski, Eric A Swanson, James G Fujimoto: Fiber optic imaging endoscope interferometer with at least one faraday rotator. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Testa Hurwitz & Thibeault, December 31, 2002: US06501551 (428 worldwide citation)

An imaging system for performing optical coherence tomography includes an optical radiation source; a reference optical reflector; a first optical path leading to the reference optical reflector; and a second optical path coupled to an endoscopic unit. The endoscopic unit preferably includes an elon ...


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Guillermo Tearney, Brett E Bouma, James G Fujimoto: Grating based phase control optical delay line. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Testa Hurwitz & Thibeault, August 29, 2000: US06111645 (321 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for performing high speed scanning of an optical delay and its application for performing optical interferometry, ranging, and imaging, including cross sectional imaging using optical coherence tomography, is disclosed. The apparatus achieves optical delay scanning by using diffractive ...


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Guillermo Tearney, Brett E Bouma, James G Fujimoto: Interferometeric imaging with a grating based phase control optical delay line. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Testa Hurwitz & Thibeault, July 16, 2002: US06421164 (290 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for performing high speed scanning of an optical delay and its application for performing optical interferometry, ranging, and imaging, including cross sectional imaging using optical coherence tomography, is disclosed. The apparatus achieves optical delay scanning by using diffractive ...


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Guillermo Tearney, Brett E Bouma, James G Fujimoto: Grating based phase control optical delay line. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Testa Hurwitz & Thibeault, August 28, 2001: US06282011 (249 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for performing high speed scanning of an optical delay and its application for performing optical interferometry, ranging, and imaging, including cross sectional imaging using optical coherence tomography, is disclosed. The apparatus achieves optical delay scanning by using diffractive ...


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Guillermo J Tearney, Brett E Bouma: Optical methods for tissue analysis. The General Hospital Corporation, Dorsey & Whitney, June 12, 2007: US07231243 (226 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to methods and systems to optically analyze samples such as tissue based on speckle patterns of microscopic motion, such as Brownian motion.


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Johannes F de Boer, Guillermo J Tearney, Brett E Bouma: Apparatus and method for ranging and noise reduction of low coherence interferometry LCI and optical coherence tomography OCT signals by parallel detection of spectral bands. The General Hospital Corporation, Dorsey & Whitney, April 8, 2008: US07355716 (211 worldwide citation)

Apparatus, method, logic arrangement and storage medium are provided for increasing the sensitivity in the detection of optical coherence tomography and low coherence interferometry (“LCI”) signals by detecting a parallel set of spectral bands, each band being a unique combination of optical frequen ...


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Tearney J Guillermo, Brett E Bouma: Apparatus and method for low coherence ranging. The General Hospital Corporation, Dorsey & Whitney, December 18, 2007: US07310150 (182 worldwide citation)

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 arrangem ...


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Guillermo J Tearney, Brett E Bouma, Robert H Webb: Confocal microscopy with multi-spectral encoding. The General Hospital Corporation, Thomas J Kowalski, Amy Leahy, FrommerLawrence&Haug, January 22, 2002: US06341036 (161 worldwide citation)

A scanning confocal microscopy system, especially useful for endoscopy with a flexible probe which is connected to the end of an optical fiber(