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Semiconductor Lasers and Diode-based Light Sources for Biophotonics

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Editors: Peter E. Andersen 1 ; Paul Michael Petersen 1
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Publication Year: 2018

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.

Inspec keywords: laser mode locking; quantum cascade lasers; semiconductor lasers; infrared spectroscopy; nanophotonics; optical tomography; optical frequency conversion; surface emitting lasers; laser applications in medicine; Q-switching; Raman spectroscopy; semiconductor device models; biomedical optical imaging; superluminescent diodes; photoluminescence

Other keywords: biomedical applications; semiconductor light sources; bio-medical Raman spectroscopy; diode-laser-induced luminescence; high-power lasers; Q-switched; light-emitting diode technologies; diode-based light sources; near-infrared spectroscopy; biophotonics; optical coherence tomography; figures of merit; nonlinear frequency conversion; edge-emitting semiconductor lasers; diode laser systems; mode-locked lasers; nonlinear imaging; GaN-based blue vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers; superluminescent light-emitting diodes; semiconductor disk lasers; upconverting nanoparticles; quantum cascade lasers; semiconductor lasers

Subjects: Lasing action in semiconductors; General electrical engineering topics; Laser beam modulation, pulsing and switching; mode locking and tuning; Laser resonators and cavities; Laser resonators and cavities; Semiconductor lasers; Light emitting diodes; Optical harmonic generation, frequency conversion, parametric oscillation and amplification; Patient diagnostic methods and instrumentation; Semiconductor device modelling, equivalent circuits, design and testing; Optical and laser radiation (biomedical imaging/measurement); Nanophotonic devices and technology; Laser beam modulation, pulsing and switching; mode locking and tuning; Optical and laser radiation (medical uses); Design of specific laser systems; Optical harmonic generation, frequency conversion, parametric oscillation and amplification; Nanophotonic devices and technology; Textbooks; IR spectroscopy and spectrometers; Biological and medical applications of lasers

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