1st Edition

Deep Imaging in Tissue and Biomedical Materials Using Linear and Nonlinear Optical Methods

Edited By Lingyan Shi, Robert R. Alfano Copyright 2017
    542 Pages 76 Color & 105 B/W Illustrations
    by Jenny Stanford Publishing

    542 Pages 76 Color & 105 B/W Illustrations
    by Jenny Stanford Publishing

    The use of light for probing and imaging biomedical media is promising for the development of safe, noninvasive, and inexpensive clinical imaging modalities with diagnostic ability. The advent of ultrafast lasers has enabled applications of nonlinear optical processes, which allow deeper imaging in biological tissues with higher spatial resolution. This book provides an overview of emerging novel optical imaging techniques, Gaussian beam optics, light scattering, nonlinear optics, and nonlinear optical tomography of tissues and cells. It consists of pioneering works that employ different linear and nonlinear optical imaging techniques for deep tissue imaging, including the new applications of single- and multiphoton excitation fluorescence, Raman scattering, resonance Raman spectroscopy, second harmonic generation, stimulated Raman scattering gain and loss, coherent anti-Stokes Raman spectroscopy, and near-infrared and mid-infrared supercontinuum spectroscopy. The book is a comprehensive reference of emerging deep tissue imaging techniques for researchers and students working in various disciplines.

    Overview of Second- and Third-Order Nonlinear Optical Processes for Deep Imaging
    Sangeeta Murugkar and Robert W. Boyd

    Complex Light Beams
    Enrique J. Galvez

    Gaussian Beam Optical Parameters in Multi-Photon Excitation Fluorescence Imaging
    Lingyan Shi, Adrián Rodríguez-Contreras, and Robert R. Alfano

    The Optics of Deep Optical Imaging in Tissues Using Long Wavelengths
    Steven L. Jacques

    Light Propagation and Interaction in Highly Scattering Media for Deep Tissue Imaging
    W. B. Wang, Lingyan Shi, Luyao Lu, Laura A. Sordillo, L. Wang, S. K. Gayen, and R. R. Alfano

    Application of Nonlinear Microscopy in Life Sciences
    Zdenek Svindrych and Ammasi Periasamy

    Smart Biomarker-Coated PbS Quantum Dots for Deeper Near-Infrared Fluorescence Imaging in the Second Optical Window
    Takashi Jin, Akira Sasaki, and Yukio Imamura

    Biomedical Applications in Probing Deep Tissue Using Mid-Infrared Supercontinuum Optical Biopsy
    Angela B. Seddon

    Light Propagation in Turbid Tissue-Like Scattering Media
    Alexander Bykov, Alexander Doronin, and Igor Meglinski

    Overview of the Cumulant Solution to Light Propagation Inside a Turbid Medium and Its Applications in Deep Imaging Beyond the Diffusion Approximation
    Min Xu, Cai Wei, and Robert R. Alfano

    Deep Imaging of Prostate Cancer Using Diffusion Reconstruction of Banana Paths with Near Infrared Prostatoscope Analyzer
    Yang Pu, Wubao Wang, Min Xu, James A. Eastham, and Robert R. Alfano

    Terahertz Propagation in Tissues and Its Thickness Limitation
    Burcu Karagoz and Hakan Altan

    Detection of Brain Tumors Using Stimulated Raman Scattering Microscopy
    Spencer Lewis and Daniel Orringer

    Chemical and Molecular Imaging of Deep Tissue through Photoacoustic Detection of Chemical Bond Vibrations
    Yingchun Cao and Ji-Xin Cheng

    Deep Tissue Imaging: Acoustic and Thermal Wave Propagation and Light Interactions in Tissue
    Idan Steinberg, Asaf Shoval, Michal Balberg, Adi Sheinfeld, Michal Tepper, and Israel Gannot

    Using the Transmission Matrix to Image Disordered Media
    Matthieu Davy, Sylvain Gigan, and Azriel Z. Genack


    Lingyan Shi is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Bioengineering at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering. She is developing/applying new optical imaging and spectroscopic technologies to solve biomedical questions. Her recent major scientific contributions include the discovery of the "Golden Optical Window" for deep brain imaging, and the development of a breakthrough platform that combines deuterium probing with Stimulated Raman Scattering (SRS) for imaging of metabolic dynamics in living organisms. Shi is a member of Tau Beta Pi, OSA, SPIE, SfN, ASME, NYAS, and BMES.

    Robert R. Alfano is a distinguished professor of science and engineering at the City College of New York. He has pioneered many applications of light and photonics technology to study biological, biomedical, and condensed matter systems using optical spectroscopy and imaging. He discovered and has used supercontinuum. Prof. Alfano is a fellow of the American Physical Society, the Optical Society, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

    “This impressive volume represents a landmark publication on the use of optical methods for deep
    biomedical imaging—a field that has been transformed by a variety of technical innovations in recent
    years. Editors Shi and Alfano have secured contributions from top names in the field, for an extensive
    compilation that comprehensively details the new state of the art, including forefront advances and
    developments. Fully covering applications, methods and theory, this lavishly illustrated book is destined
    to become a reference classic.” - Prof. David L. Andrews, University of East Anglia, UK

    “This very timely book provides a highly comprehensive and very authoritative coverage of novel
    imaging technologies using multimodal optical spectroscopy and light scattering, aimed towards
    noninvasive deep tissue diagnostic and fundamental understanding of diseases such as cancers and
    brain disorders. I highly recommend this book as an introductory guide on optical imaging for students,
    as well as a valuable reference for scientists, engineers, and biomedical researchers who are seeking a
    better understanding of deep optical imaging in biological tissues or biomaterials in life science
    research.” - Prof. Paras N. Prasad, State University of New York at Buffalo, USA

    “This is an excellent and up-to-date account of biomedical imaging research. The subject matter
    includes the important topics of the field, including the necessary fundamental background such as
    nonlinear optical processes and highly scattering optical phenomena. Each of the topics is well written
    by the well-established subject matter experts, and the book is comprehensive and self-contained. The
    background material is well integrated into the text with the important references included.” - Dr.
    Daniel A. Nolan, Corning Inc., USA

    "Drs. Shi and Alfano have expertly put together an extremely strong collection of chapters written by leaders in the field of deep imaging in biomedical materials. The technical material gives a thorough background as well as a broad view of the most state-of-the-art results worldwide. This book is a must-read for both active researchers in this field and students studying the topic."
    —Prof. Alan E. Willner, University of Southern California, USA