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NATO Science for Peace and Security Series B: Physics and Biophysics

Biophotonics: Spectroscopy, Imaging, Sensing, and Manipulation

Editors: Bartolo, Baldassare Di, Collins, John (Eds.)

  • Features material presented in lectures at a NATO ASI meeting
  • Covers photonic devices used for a wide variety of applications to biological systems—spectroscopy, imaging, sensing, and manipulation—all in one book
  • A first-principles, detailed approach provides a solid physics background to each topic
  • Presents latest results by authors working in several different sub-fields of bio-photonics
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This volume describes an impressive array of the current photonic-related technologies being used in the investigation of biological systems. The topics include various types of microscopy (fluorescence correlation microscopy, two-photon microscopy), sensitive detection of biological molecules, nano-surgery techniques, fluorescence resonance energy transfer, nano-plasmonics, terahertz spectroscopy, and photosynthetic energy conversion. The emphasis is on the physical principles behind each technique, and on examining the advantages and limitations of each.The book begins with an overview by Paras Prasad, a leader in the field of biophotonics, of several important optical techniques currently used for studying biological systems. In the subsequent chapters these techniques are discussed in depth, providing the reader with a detailed understanding of the basic physical principles at work. An excellent treatment of terahertz spectroscopy demonstrates how photonics is being extended beyond the visible region. Recent results in the use of femtosecond lasers as a tool to porate cell walls demonstrate that the manipulation of light can be used as a tool for the study and the treatment of biological systems. The field of Bio-photonics is broad and still growing, so cannot be covered comprehensively in one volume. But here the reader will find an introduction to some of the major tools used for studying biological systems, and at the same time a detailed, first-principles treatment of the physics behind these tools.

Table of contents (45 chapters)

  • Biophotonics: Harnessing Light for Biology and Medicine

    Ohulchanskyy, T. Y. (et al.)

    Pages 3-17

  • Nano-Plasmonics for Bio-Photonics

    Wegener, M.

    Pages 19-23

  • Photons and Photon Correlation Spectroscopy

    Baltz, Ralph Von

    Pages 25-62

  • Principles and Applications of Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy (FCS)

    Schwille, Petra (et al.)

    Pages 63-85

  • Nanoscopy Using Localization and Temporal Separation of Fluorescence From Single Molecules

    Steinhauer, C. (et al.)

    Pages 87-106

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eBook $109.00
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Hardcover $279.00
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biophotonics: Spectroscopy, Imaging, Sensing, and Manipulation
Editors
  • Baldassare Di Bartolo
  • John Collins
Series Title
NATO Science for Peace and Security Series B: Physics and Biophysics
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-9977-8
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-9977-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-9976-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-0028-4
Series ISSN
1874-6500
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 434
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