US Patent No: 7,733,497

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Method and apparatus for performing optical imaging using frequency-domain interferometry

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An apparatus and method are provided. In particular, at least one first electro-magnetic radiation may be provided to a sample and at least one second electro-magnetic radiation can be provided to a non-reflective reference. A frequency of the first and/or second radiations varies over time. An interference is detected between at least one third radiation associated with the first radiation and at least one fourth radiation associated with the second radiation. Alternatively, the first electro-magnetic radiation and/or second electro-magnetic radiation have a spectrum which changes over time. The spectrum may contain multiple frequencies at a particular time. In addition, it is possible to detect the interference signal between the third radiation and the fourth radiation in a first polarization state. Further, it may be preferable to detect a further interference signal between the third and fourth radiations in a second polarization state which is different from the first polarization state. The first and/or second electro-magnetic radiations may have a spectrum whose mean frequency changes substantially continuously over time at a tuning speed that is greater than 100 Tera Hertz per millisecond.

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THE GENERAL HOSPITAL CORPORATIONBOSTON, MA, US972

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Bouma, Brett Eugene Quincy, MA 125 1029
de, Boer Johannes Fitzgerald Somerville, MA 18 364
Tearney, Guillermo J Cambridge, MA 227 2615
Yun, Seok-Hyun Cambridge, MA 43 441

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LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL SECURITY, LLC (3)
5,910,839 White light velocity interferometer 70 1997
6,175,669 Optical coherence domain reflectometry guidewire 173 1998
6,384,915 Catheter guided by optical coherence domain reflectometry 106 1998
 
ICF KAISER ENGINEERS, INC. (1)
6,073,405 Fitting for effecting bolted connection between a beam and a column in a steel frame structure 69 1995
 
PHELPS, DAVID Y. (1)
6,475,210 Light treatment of vulnerable atherosclerosis plaque 75 2000
 
MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD. (1)
5,635,830 Optical magnetic field sensor employing differently sized transmission lines 63 1995
 
AT&T CORP. (1)
6,445,485 Micro-machine polarization-state controller 65 2001
 
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (1)
6,272,376 Time-resolved, laser-induced fluorescence for the characterization of organic material 101 1999
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Bioptigen, Inc. (1)
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LIGHTLAB IMAGING, INC. (2)
8,831,321 Side branch detection methods, systems and devices 0 2011
8,687,201 Optical coherence tomography control systems and methods 0 2013
 
THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE LELAND STANFORD JUNIOR UNIVERSITY (5)
8,150,644 Femtosecond spectroscopy using minimum or maximum phase functions 0 2008
* 8,032,322 Apparatus for measuring a frequency-domain optical coherence tomography power spectrum from a sample 3 2009
8,082,117 Optical image processing using minimum phase functions 0 2009
8,219,350 Apparatus for measuring a frequency-domain optical coherence tomography power spectrum from a sample 0 2011
8,874,403 Apparatus and method for processing optical coherence tomography imaging data 0 2012
 
GOURLEY, PAUL L. (1)
* 8,209,128 Nanolaser spectroscopy and micro-optical resonators for detecting, analyzing, and manipulating bioparticles 0 2008
 
THE GENERAL HOSPITAL CORPORATION (35)
8,018,598 Process, system and software arrangement for a chromatic dispersion compensation using reflective layers in optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging 4 2004
8,965,487 Process, system and software arrangement for measuring a mechanical strain and elastic properties of a sample 0 2005
8,208,995 Method and apparatus for imaging of vessel segments 1 2005
8,922,781 Arrangements, devices, endoscopes, catheters and methods for performing optical imaging by simultaneously illuminating and detecting multiple points on a sample 0 2005
8,351,665 Systems, processes and software arrangements for evaluating information associated with an anatomical structure by an optical coherence ranging technique 1 2006
* 2007/0035,743 Apparatus, methods and storage medium for performing polarization-based quadrature demodulation in optical coherence tomography 10 2006
8,175,685 Process, arrangements and systems for providing frequency domain imaging of a sample 1 2007
* 8,838,213 Apparatus and method for obtaining and providing imaging information associated with at least one portion of a sample, and effecting such portion(s) 1 2007
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7,903,257 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 6 2007
8,054,468 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 3 2007
7,898,656 Apparatus and method for cross axis parallel spectroscopy 3 2008
* 8,150,496 Method and apparatus for determination of atherosclerotic plaque type by measurement of tissue optical properties 1 2008
8,050,747 Method and apparatus for determination of atherosclerotic plaque type by measurement of tissue optical properties 0 2008
7,925,133 Imaging system and related techniques 3 2008
RE44042 System and method for optical coherence imaging 2 2008
8,593,619 System, method and computer-accessible medium for tracking vessel motion during three-dimensional coronary artery microscopy 0 2009
8,861,910 Fused fiber optic coupler arrangement and method for use thereof 0 2009
8,174,702 Speckle reduction in optical coherence tomography by path length encoded angular compounding 3 2009
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7,995,627 Process and apparatus for a wavelength tuning source 2 2009
8,937,724 Systems and methods for extending imaging depth range of optical coherence tomography through optical sub-sampling 0 2009
8,097,864 System, method and computer-accessible medium for providing wide-field superresolution microscopy 1 2010
* 8,384,909 Method and apparatus for performing optical imaging using frequency-domain interferometry 1 2010
8,149,418 Method and apparatus for optical imaging via spectral encoding 6 2010
8,289,522 Arrangements and methods for providing multimodality microscopic imaging of one or more biological structures 2 2010
8,804,126 Systems, methods and computer-accessible medium which provide microscopic images of at least one anatomical structure at a particular resolution 1 2011
8,369,669 Imaging system and related techniques 2 2011
8,416,818 Process and apparatus for a wavelength tuning source 0 2011
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8,760,663 Method and apparatus for optical imaging via spectral encoding 1 2012
8,559,012 Speckle reduction in optical coherence tomography by path length encoded angular compounding 1 2012
8,928,889 Arrangements and methods for providing multimodality microscopic imaging of one or more biological structures 0 2012
8,705,046 Method and apparatus for performing optical imaging using frequency-domain interferometry 0 2012
8,676,013 Imaging system using and related techniques 1 2013
 
MASSACHUSETTS EYE & EAR INFIRMARY (1)
8,045,177 Apparatus and methods for measuring vibrations using spectrally-encoded endoscopy 2 2008
 
GOOCH AND HOUSEGO PLC (2)
* 8,748,805 Polarization diversity detector with birefringent diversity element 0 2011
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THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY (2)
* 7,999,945 Optical coherence tomography / acoustic radiation force imaging probe 2 2008
8,184,351 Amplified bimorph scanning mirror, optical system and method of scanning 0 2009
 
INSIGHT PHOTONIC SOLUTIONS, INC. (1)
8,873,066 System and method for improved resolution, higher scan speeds and reduced processing time in scans involving swept-wavelength interferometry 0 2011
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