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Provides a basic knowledge of a broad range of topics enabling individuals in all disciplines to rapidly acquire the minimal necessary background for research and development in biophotonics. Serves as both a textbook for education and training as well as a reference book that aids research and development of those areas integrating light, photonics, and biological systems. Each chapter contains a topic introduction, a review of key data, and description of future directions for technical innovation. Covers the basic principles of Optics, Optical spectroscopy, and Microscopy. Includes illustrated examples and review questions.
...destined to become part of the canon of science books whose farreaching influences help make history. (Journal of Biomedical Optics, May/June 2005) "The author has provided a wonderful resource, and created a must have book for those interested in the field of biophotonics." (Annals of Biomedical Engineering, September 2004) "Prasad has what it take to assemble a survey of the fundamentals and applications in a manner that is undoubtedly of interest to not only 'those involved in health, safety, and environmental disciplines' but also to basic scientists and engineers." (Journal of the American Chemical Society, Sept 29, 2004) "...an interesting and very readable book that provides an excellent introduction to the field of biophotonics. I recommend it with enthusiasm." (The Quarterly Review of Biology, Vol. 7, March 2004)
Preface.Acknowledgments.1. Introduction.2. Fundamentals of Light and Matter.3. Basics of Biology.4. Fundamentals of Light-Matter Interactions.5. Principles of Lasers, Current Laser Technology, and Nonlinear Optics.6. Photobiology.7. Bioimaging: Principles and Techniques.8. Bioimaging: Applications.9. Optical Biosensors.10. Microarray Technology for Genomics and Proteomics.11. Flow Cytometry.12. Light-Activated Therapy: Photodynamic Therapy.13. Tissue Engineering with Light.14. Laser Tweezers and Laser Scissors.15. Nanotechnology for Biophotonics: Bionanophotonics.16. Biomaterials for Photonics.Index.
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