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Semiconductor Lasers and Diode-based Light Sources for Biophotonics

Semiconductor Lasers and Diode-based Light Sources for Biophotonics


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Semiconductor lasers are small, reliable, low cost, high-performance and user-friendly optical devices which make them highly suitable for a variety of biomedical applications.

This edited book gathers experts in the field to cover the fundamentals and technology advances of semiconductor lasers and diode-based lasers with a focus on their applications in medical optics and biophotonics including edge-emitting semiconductor lasers and light emitting diodes, Q-switched and mode-locked lasers, quantum cascade lasers, semiconductor disk lasers, near-infrared spectroscopy systems for biomedical applications, bio-medical Raman spectroscopy, nonlinear imaging and optical coherence tomography.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781785612725
Publisher: Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
Publication date: 01/23/2019
Series: Healthcare Technologies Series
Pages: 480
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x (d)

About the Author

Peter E. Andersen is Senior Scientist at the Technical University of Denmark, where he leads research in biomedical optics. He has more than 20 years of research experience with light sources for biomedical optics, optical coherence tomography, and nonlinear microscopy. He has coordinated several European research programmes and has authored or co-authored more than 100 scientific publications in the above-mentioned fields. He is an editorial board member of the Journal of Biomedical Optics and the Journal of Biophotonics.

Paul Michael Petersen is a Professor at the Technical University of Denmark. He has more than 25 years of research experience in new diode light sources, and has headed several collaborative, large-scale research projects. From 2002 until 2012 he was appointed adjunct professor in Optics at the Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen University. He has authored more than 150 international scientific publications and holds 15 patents.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Introduction to semiconductor light sources and their biomedical applications
  • Chapter 2: Fundamentals on modeling of edge-emitting semiconductor lasers and superluminescent light-emitting diodes
  • Chapter 3: Q-switched and mode-locked lasers for biophotonic applications
  • Chapter 4: Light-emitting diode technologies
  • Chapter 5: GaN-based blue vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers
  • Chapter 6: Quantum cascade lasers
  • Chapter 7: Diode laser systems based on nonlinear frequency conversion
  • Chapter 8: Semiconductor disk lasers
  • Chapter 9: Potential biomedical use of diode-laser-induced luminescence from upconverting nanoparticles
  • Chapter 10: Near-infrared spectroscopy systems for biomedical applications
  • Chapter 11: Semiconductor lasers for bio-medical Raman spectroscopy
  • Chapter 12: Nonlinear imaging applications of high-power lasers: figures of merit
  • Chapter 13: Optical coherence tomography

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