Semiconductor Lasers and Diode-based Light Sources for Biophotonics

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  • Year: 2018

  • Format: Hardback

  • Product Code: PBHE0070

  • ISBN: 978-1-78561-272-5

  • Pagination: c.600pp

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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.

About the Editors

Peter E. Andersen is a 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.

Book readership

A must-read Researchers, engineers, scientists in both academia and industry with a focus on semiconductor and laser science, applied optics and electronics, with applications in medical optics, medical imaging and biophotonics.

Book contents

This information is provisional and will be updated prior to publication


Chapter 1: Introduction to semiconductor light sources and their biomedical applications - Peter E. Andersen, Paul Michael Petersen

Chapter 2: Fundamentals on modelling of edge emitting semiconductor lasers and superluminescent light emitting diodes - Mariangela Gioannini, Paolo Bardella, Ivo Montrosset

Chapter 3: Q-switched and mode-locked lasers for biophotonic applications - Eugene A. Avrutin, Edik U. Rafailov

Chapter 4: Light-emitting Diode Technologies- H.W. Choi

Chapter 5: GaN-based Blue Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers - Yu-Pin Lan, Ying-Yu Lai, Yung-Chi Wu, Tien-Chang Lu, Hao-Chung Kuo, Shing-Chung Wang

Chapter 6: Quantum Cascade Lasers - Manijeh. Razeghi

Chapter 7: Diode laser systems based on nonlinear frequency conversion- Ole Bjarlin Jensen, Anders Kragh Hansen, Christian Pedersen, Peter E. Andersen, Paul Michael Petersen

Chapter 8: Semiconductor Disk Lasers - Mircea Guina, Emmi Kantola, Tomi Leinonen, Antti Rantamäki

Chapter 9: Potential biomedical use of diode-laser-induced luminescence from upconverting nanoparticles - Monirehalsadat Mousavi, Stefan Andersson-Engels

Chapter 10: Near-infrared spectroscopy systems for biomedical applications - Shudong Jiang and Brian Pogue

Chapter 11: Semiconductor Lasers for Bio-medical Raman Spectroscopy - Bavishna B. Praveen, Praveen C. Ashok, Kishan Dholakia

Chapter 12: Nonlinear Imaging Applications of High-Power Lasers: Figures of merit- Pablo Loza-Alvarez, David Artigas, Rodrigo Aviles-Espinosa

Chapter 13: Optical coherence tomography - Sebastian Marschall, Peter E. Andersen

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