Introduction to Biophotonics for Medical Applications. Summarized by: Name: AGNES Purwidyantri Student ID No: D0228005. Biophotonics is the science of generating and harnessing light (photons) to image, detect and manipulate biological materials. What is Biophotonics ?.
Name: AGNES Purwidyantri
Student ID No: D0228005
What is Biophotonics?
The transfer of exogenous DNA into a cell
Photoporation: the use of light to permeabilise cells. First inspired from a Tirlapur and Konig, Nature 2002:
Used a near-infrared, femtosecond-pulsed laser beam (λ 800 nm) from an 80-MHz titanium–sapphire laser, with a mean power of 50–100 mW and tightly focused using a high-numerical-aperture objective
The in situ imaging of tissue microstructure with a resolution approaching that of histology, but without the need for tissue excision and processing
Partially coherent source
Nominal width of scan: 2.8 mm
W. Drexler et al., “Ultrahigh-resolution ophthalmic optical coherence
tomography”, Nature Medicine 7, 502-507 (2001)
Peter E. Andersen, Optics and Plasma Research Department
L. K. Jensen, MSc thesis (in Danish), 2003 [data obtained atLund Medical Laser Centre, courtesy K. Svanberg].