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1. (WO2013126487) STUB LENS ASSEMBLIES FOR USE IN OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY SYSTEMS

Pub. No.:    WO/2013/126487    International Application No.:    PCT/US2013/026989
Publication Date: Fri Aug 30 01:59:59 CEST 2013 International Filing Date: Fri Feb 22 00:59:59 CET 2013
IPC: A61B 5/00
G02B 6/32
G02B 6/255
G02B 6/26
Applicants: CORNING INCORPORATED
BHAGAVATULA, Venkata, Adiseshaiah
HIMMELREICH, John
Inventors: BHAGAVATULA, Venkata, Adiseshaiah
HIMMELREICH, John
Title: STUB LENS ASSEMBLIES FOR USE IN OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY SYSTEMS
Abstract:
Stub lens assemblies for use in optical coherence tomography. The stub lens assembly has an optical fiber having an end, and an optical fiber ferrule that supports the optical fiber. The stub lens assembly also has a sleeve having a central channel with first and second ends, with the optical fiber ferrule supported within the central channel at the first end. The stub lens assembly further includes a stu b lens element having a stub section with a proximal end that resides adjacent the optical fiber end within the central channel of the sleeve. The stub section is formed integral with a lens, which has a lens surface. The sleeve supports the optical fiber end and the proximal end of the stub section in a cooperative optical relationship.