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Handbook of Photonics for Biomedical Science

1st Edition

Edited by Valery V. Tuchin

CRC Press

868 pages | 28 Color Illus. | 395 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781439806289
pub: 2010-05-18
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The Handbook of Photonics for Biomedical Science analyzes achievements, new trends, and perspectives of photonics in its application to biomedicine. With contributions from world-renowned experts in the field, the handbook describes advanced biophotonics methods and techniques intensively developed in recent years.

Addressing the latest problems in biomedical optics and biophotonics, the book discusses optical and terahertz spectroscopy and imaging methods for biomedical diagnostics based on the interaction of coherent, polarized, and acoustically modulated radiation with tissues and cells. It covers modalities of nonlinear spectroscopic microscopies, photonic technologies for therapy and surgery, and nanoparticle photonic technologies for cancer treatment and UV radiation protection. The text also elucidates the advanced spectroscopy and imaging of normal and pathological tissues.

This comprehensive handbook represents the next step in contemporary biophotonics advances. By collecting recently published information scattered in the literature, the book enables researchers, engineers, and medical doctors to become familiar with major, state-of-the-art results in biophotonics science and technology.


Many of the chapters are written by leaders in their field and thus provide both good foundational descriptions as well as up-to-date accounts of the state of the field. … the book does well throughout: providing a better than skin-deep introduction to a subject, focusing on the core issues within a field and providing references to enable more detailed investigation. … It brings together much of the most important literature into an easily accessible form. Written by leaders in their respective fields, this book would be a valuable addition to the collection of researchers, engineers and clinicians alike.

—Peter R.T. Munro, Contemporary Physics, 2011

Table of Contents

FDTD Simulation of Light Interaction with Cells for Diagnostics and Imaging in Nanobiophotonics, Stoyan Tanev, Wenbo Sun, James Pond, and Valery V. Tuchin

Plasmonic Nanoparticles: Fabrication, Optical Properties, and Biomedical Applications, Nikolai G. Khlebtsov and Lev A. Dykman

Transfection by Optical Injection, David J. Stevenson, Frank J. Gunn-Moore, Paul Campbell, and Kishan Dholakia

Advances in Fluorescence Spectroscopy and Imaging, Herbert Schneckenburger, Petra Weber, Thomas Bruns, and Michael Wagner

Applications of Optical Tomography in Biomedical Research, Ana Sarasa-Renedo, Alex Darrell, and Jorge Ripoll

Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging and Metrology for Biomedicine, Clifford Talbot, James McGinty, Ewan McGhee, Dylan Owen, David Grant, Sunil Kumar, Pieter De Beule, Egidijus Auksorius, Hugh Manning, Neil Galletly, Bebhinn Treanor, Gordon Kennedy, Peter M.P. Lanigan, Ian Munro, Daniel S. Elson, Anthony Magee, Dan Davis, Mark Neil, Gordon Stamp, Christopher Dunsby, and Paul French

Raman and CARS Microscopy of Cells and Tissues, Christoph Krafft and Jürgen Popp

Resonance Raman Spectroscopy of Human Skin for the In Vivo Detection of Carotenoid Antioxidant Substances, Maxim E. Darvin and Juergen Lademann

Polarized Light Assessment of Complex Turbid Media Such as Biological Tissues Using Mueller Matrix Decomposition, Nirmalya Ghosh, Michael Wood, and Alex Vitkin

Statistical, Correlation, and Topological Approaches in Diagnostics of the Structure and Physiological State of Birefringent Biological Tissues, O.V. Angelsky, A.G. Ushenko, Yu.A. Ushenko, V.P. Pishak, and A.P. Peresunko

Biophotonic Functional Imaging of Skin Microcirculation, Martin J. Leahy and Gert E. Nilsson

Advances in Optoacoustic Imaging, Tatiana Khokhlova, Ivan Pelivanov, and Alexander Karabutov

Optical-Resolution Photoacoustic Microscopy for In Vivo Volumetric Microvascular Imaging in Intact Tissues, Song Hu, Konstantin Maslov, and Lihong V. Wang

Optical Coherence Tomography Theory and Spectral Time-Frequency Analysis, Costas Pitris, Andreas Kartakoullis, and Evgenia Bousi

Label-Free Optical Micro-Angiography for Functional Imaging of Microcirculations within Tissue Beds In Vivo, Lin An, Yali Jia, and Ruikang K. Wang

Fiber-Based OCT: From Optical Design to Clinical Applications, V. Gelikonov, G. Gelikonov, M. Kirillin, N. Shakhova, A. Sergeev, N. Gladkova, and E. Zagaynova

Noninvasive Assessment of Molecular Permeability with OCT, Kirill V. Larin, Mohamad G. Ghosn, and Valery V. Tuchin

Confocal Light Absorption and Scattering Spectroscopic Microscopy, Le Qiu and Lev T. Perelman

Dual Axes Confocal Microscopy, Michael J. Mandella and Thomas D. Wang

Nonlinear Imaging of Tissues, Riccardo Cicchi, Leonardo Sacconi, and Francesco Pavone

Endomicroscopy Technologies for High-Resolution Nonlinear Optical Imaging and Optical Coherence Tomography, Yicong Wu and Xingde Li

Advanced Optical Imaging of Early Mammalian Embryonic Development, Irina V. Larina, Mary E. Dickinson, and Kirill V. Larin

Terahertz Tissue Spectroscopy and Imaging, Maxim Nazarov, Alexander Shkurinov, Valery V. Tuchin, and X.-C. Zhang

Nanoparticles as Sunscreen Compound: Risks and Benefits, Alexey P. Popov, Alexander V. Priezzhev, Juergen Lademann, and Risto Myllylä

Photodynamic Therapy/Diagnostics: Principles, Practice, and Advances, Brian C. Wilson

Advances in Low-Intensity Laser and Phototherapy, Ying-Ying Huang, Aaron C.-H. Chen, and Michael R. Hamblin

Low-Level Laser Therapy in Stroke and Central Nervous System, Ying-Ying Huang, Michael R. Hamblin, and Luis De Taboada

Advances in Cancer Photothermal Therapy, Wei R. Chen, Xiaosong Li, Mark F. Naylor, Hong Liu, and Robert E. Nordquist

Cancer Laser Thermotherapy Mediated by Plasmonic Nanoparticles, Georgy S. Terentyuk, Garif G. Akchurin, Irina L. Maksimova, Galina N. Maslyakova, Nikolai G. Khlebtsov, and Valery V. Tuchin

"All Laser" Corneal Surgery by Combination of Femtosecond Laser Ablation and Laser Tissue Welding, Francesca Rossi, Paolo Matteini, Fulvio Ratto, Luca Menabuoni, Ivo Lenzetti, and Roberto Pini


About the Editor

Valery V. Tuchin is the optics and biophotonics chair and director of Research-Educational Institute of Optics and Biophotonics at Saratov State University in Russia. He is also head of the laboratory on laser diagnostics of technical and living systems in the Institute of Precise Mechanics and Control of the Russian Academy of Science.

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MEDICAL / Biotechnology
SCIENCE / Physics