Towards novel compact laser sources for non-invasive diagnostics and treatment

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An important field of application of lasers is biomedical optics. Here, they offer great utility for diagnosis, therapy and surgery. For the development of novel methods of laser-based biomedical diagnostics careful study of light propagation in biological tissues is necessary to enhance our understanding of the optical measurements undertaken, increase research and development capacity and the diagnostic reliability of optical technologies. Ultimately, fulfilling these requirements will increase uptake in clinical applications of laser based diagnostics and therapeutics. To address these challenges informative biomarkers relevant to the biological and physiological function or disease state of the organism must be selected. These indicators are the results of the analysis of tissues and cells, such as blood. For non-invasive diagnostics peripheral blood, cells and tissue can potentially provide comprehensive information on the condition of the human organism. A detailed study of the light scattering and absorption characteristics can quickly detect physiological and morphological changes in the cells due to thermal, chemical, antibiotic treatments, etc [1-5]. The selection of a laser source to study the structure of biological particles also benefits from the fact that gross pathological changes are not induced and diagnostics make effective use of the monochromatic directional coherence properties of laser radiation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiosensing and Nanomedicine VIII
EditorsHooman Mohseni, Massoud H. Agahi, Manijeh Razeghi
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9781628417166
Publication statusPublished - 21 Aug 2015
EventBiosensing and nanomedicine VIII - San Diego, United States
Duration: 9 Aug 201512 Aug 2015

Publication series

NameSPIE proceedings
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


ConferenceBiosensing and nanomedicine VIII
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego

Bibliographical note

Edik U. Rafailov ; Karina S. Litvinova and Sergei G. Sokolovski, "Towards novel compact laser sources for non-invasive diagnostics and treatment", Proc. SPIE 9550, Biosensing and Nanomedicine VIII, 95500G (August 21, 2015)

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