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Eric A Swanson, David Huang, James G Fujimoto, Carmen A Puliafito, Charles P Lin, Joel S Schuman: Method and apparatus for optical imaging with means for controlling the longitudinal range of the sample. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, June 14, 1994: US05321501 (787 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for performing optical imaging on a sample wherein longitudinal scanning or positioning in the sample is provided by either varying relative optical path lengths for an optical path leading to the sample and to a reference reflector, or by varying an optical characteristic of ...


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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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Eric A Swanson, David Huang, James G Fujimoto, Carmen A Puliafito, Charles P Lin, Joseph S Schuman: Method and apparatus for performing optical measurements. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, October 17, 1995: US05459570 (529 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for performing various optical measurements is provided utilizing an optical coherence domain refrectometer (OCDR). A short coherence optical radiation source applies optical radiation through like optical paths to a sample and an optical reflector. The optical reflector is mo ...


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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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Constantinos Pitris, Stephen A Boppart, Xingde Li, Mark Brezinski, Eric Swanson, Edward McNamara, James G Fujimoto: Fiber optic needle probes for optical coherence tomography imaging. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Testa Hurwitz & Thibeault, May 13, 2003: US06564087 (373 worldwide citation)

A fiber optic needle probe for measuring or imaging the internal structure of a specimen includes a needle defining a bore, an optical fiber substantially positioned within the bore, and a beam director in optical communication with the optical fiber. At least a portion of the wall of the needle is ...


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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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Robert A Huber, James G Fujimoto, Desmond C Adler: Fourier domain mode locking: method and apparatus for control and improved performance. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds P C, November 20, 2012: US08315282 (40 worldwide citation)

A control system for improving and stabilizing Fourier domain mode locking (FDML) operation. The control system may also provide regulation of FDML operational parameters such as filter tuning, laser gain, polarization, polarization chromaticity, elliptical polarization retardance, and/or dispersion ...