The introduction of femtosecond pulse lasers has provided numerous new methods for non-destructive diagnostic analysis of biological samples. This book is the first to provide a focused and systematic treatment of femtosecond biophotonic methods. Each chapter combines theory, practice and applications, walking the reader through imaging, manipulation and fabrication techniques. Beginning with an explanation of nonlinear and multiphoton microscopy, subsequent chapters address the techniques for optical trapping and the development of laser tweezers. In a conclusion that brings together the various topics of the book, the authors discuss the growing field of femtosecond micro-engineering. The wide range of applications for femtosecond biophotonics means this book will appeal to researchers and practitioners in the fields of biomedical engineering, biophysics, life sciences and medicine.
- First book dedicated to the application of femtosecond lasers in the field of biophotonics
- Chapters are structured chronologically with clear sections focusing on imaging, manipulation and fabrication
- Includes a chapter devoted to femtosecond micro-engineering
2. Nonlinear optical microscopy
3. Two-photon fluorescence microscopy through turbid media
4. Fibre-optical nonlinear microscopy
5. Nonlinear optical endoscopy
6. Trapped-particle near-field scanning optical microscopy
7. Femtosecond pulse laser trapping and tweezers
8. Near-field optical trapping and tweezers
9. Femtosecond cell engineering
Min Gu, Swinburne University of Technology, Victoria
Min Gu is Director of the Centre for Micro-Photonics at Swinburne University of Technology in Australia. He is an established researcher in the fields of nanophotonics and biophotonics, and has internationally renowned expertise in three-dimensional optical imaging theory. Professor Gu is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science and the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering. He has published over 550 articles, along with two reference books in the field of optics.
Damian Bird, Universal Biosensors Pty Ltd
Daniel Day is a Senior Research Fellow and is currently Deputy Director of the Centre for Micro-Photonics at Swinburne University of Technology. He has co-authored chapters in numerous books in the field of optical data storage. Dr Day's research interests have led to the creation of two companies, 3DCD Technology Pty. Ltd. and Biosurfaces Pty. Ltd., which aim to develop technology in optical data storage and cell culture ware.
Daniel Day, Swinburne University of Technology, Victoria
Damian Bird is Senior Development Scientist at Universal Biosensors Pty. Ltd. In 2007 he was awarded the Kaye Merlin Brutton Prize from the Faculty of Science at the University of Melbourne. Dr Bird has worked in academia and industry in America and Australia, and has co-authored several chapters in books on fluorescence applications.
Ling Fu, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Ling Fu is an Associate Professor at Huazhong University of Science and Technology in China, and is Principal Investigator of Medical Optoelectronics in Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics. Dr Fu has published in many scientific journals and serves as an assistant editor for the Journal of Innovative Optical Health Sciences.
Dru Morrish, Swinburne University of Technology, Victoria
Dru Morrish is a researcher in the field of microscopy at Swinburne University of Technology. He also has three years of industrial research experience in biosensing based on resonance detection methods. Dr Morrish has published articles in internally referred journals and has been involved in the organisation of various international conferences.