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Biophotonics

Pavesi, Lorenzo, Fauchet, Philippe M. (Eds.)

2008, XXII, 336 p.

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  • Deals with the basics and applications of the most advanced optical methods in biology and medicine for cancer diagnosis and treatment or gene analysis
  • Written for researchers and medical practitioners in optical tomography, cancer treatment and research, ophthalmologists, surgeons, gene research and diagnosis
  • Also appealing to biologists in photobiology as well as graduate students
  • Offers many insights into important new processes, such as optical biochip analysis, photobiology of skin and optical microsurgery

More profound understanding of the nature of light and light-matter interactions in biology has enabled many applications in the biology and medical fields. So a new discipline is born, namely biophotonics. The aim of this book is to review the current state-of-the-art of the field by means of authoritative chapters written by the world leaders of the respective fields. Biosensors, biochips, optical tomography, optical microsurgery, photodynamics therapy, bioactivation of gene, photobiology of skin, and nanobiophotonics are each introduced and recent advances presented. This book will be useful not only to physicians, biologists, physicists, chemists, materials scientists, and engineers but also to graduate students who are interested in these rapidly developing fields.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » biomedical applications - biophotonics - diagnostics - imaging - interference - laser - microscopy - microsurgery - minimally invasive surgery - optical coherence tomography (OCT) - photonics - sensors - surgery - tissue - tomography

Related subjects » Biophysics & Biological Physics - Ophthalmology - Optics & Lasers - Surgery

Table of contents 

Light Conversion in Photosynthetic Organisms.- Exploiting Photosynthesis for Biofuel Production.- In Between Photosynthesis and Photoinhibition: The Fundamental Role of Carotenoids and Carotenoid-Binding Proteins in Photoprotection.- Non-Linear Microscopy.- Applications of Optical Resonance to Biological Sensing and Imaging: I. Spectral Self-Interference Microscopy.- Applications of Optical Resonance to Biological Sensing and Imaging: II. Resonant Cavity Biosensors.- Biodetection Using Silicon Photonic Crystal Microcavities.- Optical Coherence Tomography with Applications in Cancer Imaging.- Coherent Laser Measurement Techniques for Medical Diagnostics.- Biomarkers and Luminescent Probes in Quantitative Biology.- Fluorescence-Based Optical Biosensors.- Optical Biochips.- CMOS Single-Photon Systems for Bioimaging Applications.- Optical Trapping and Manipulation for Biomedical Applications.- Laser Tissue Welding in Minimally Invasive Surgery and Microsurgery.- Photobiology of the Skin.- Advanced Photodynamic Therapy.

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