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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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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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Stephen A Boppart, Woonggyu Jung: Apparatus for biomedical imaging. The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, Guntin & Gust, Andrew Gust, November 26, 2013: US08594757 (28 worldwide citation)

A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a method involving capturing spectral interference from an optical coherence tomography imaging probe comprising a micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) scanning mirror, and a partial reflector for supplying im ...


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Stephen A Boppart, Daniel L Marks: Nonlinear interferometric vibrational imaging. The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers, November 24, 2009: US07623908 (25 worldwide citation)

A method of examining a sample, which includes: exposing a reference to a first set of electromagnetic radiation, to form a second set of electromagnetic radiation scattered from the reference; exposing a sample to a third set of electromagnetic radiation to form a fourth set of electromagnetic radi ...


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Stephen A Boppart, Alexander Wei: Multi-functional plasmon-resonant contrast agents for optical coherence tomography. The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, Purdue Research Foundation, Evan Law Group, October 27, 2009: US07610074 (17 worldwide citation)

A method of forming an image of a sample, comprising: forming an image of a mixture, by exposing the mixture to electromagnetic radiation; wherein the mixture comprises the sample and plasmon-resonant nanoparticles, and wherein the electromagnetic radiation is in the frequency range of infra-red to ...


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Tyler S Ralston, Daniel L Marks, Paul Scott Carney, Stephen A Boppart: Interferometric synthetic aperture microscopy. The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers, October 13, 2009: US07602501 (17 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for three-dimensional imaging of a sample. A source is provided of a beam of substantially collimated light characterized by a temporally dependent spectrum. The beam is focused in a plane characterized by a fixed displacement along the propagation axis of the beam, and scatter ...


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Stephen A Boppart, Chenyang Xu: Contrast enhanced spectroscopic optical coherence tomography. The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, Evan Law Group, May 25, 2010: US07725169 (15 worldwide citation)

A method of forming an image of a sample includes performing SOCT on a sample. The sample may include a contrast agent, which may include an absorbing agent and/or a scattering agent. A method of forming an image of tissue may include selecting a contrast agent, delivering the contrast agent to the ...


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Daniel L Marks, Stephen A Boppart: Distinguishing non-resonant four-wave-mixing noise in coherent stokes and anti-stokes Raman scattering. The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers, September 8, 2009: US07586618 (13 worldwide citation)

A method of examining a sample comprises exposing the sample to a pump pulse of electromagnetic radiation for a first period of time, exposing the sample to a stimulant pulse of electromagnetic radiation for a second period of time which overlaps in time with at least a portion of the first exposing ...