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.
- Chapter 2: Fundamentals on modelling of edge emitting semiconductor lasers and superluminescent light emitting diodes
- Chapter 3: Q-switched and mode-locked lasers for biophotonic applications
- Chapter 4: Light-emitting Diode Technologies
- Chapter 5: GaN-based Blue Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers
- Chapter 6: Quantum Cascade Lasers
- Chapter 7: Diode laser systems based on nonlinear frequency conversion
- Chapter 8: Semiconductor Disk Lasers
- Chapter 9: Potential biomedical use of diode-laser-induced luminescence from upconverting nanoparticles
- Chapter 10: Near-infrared spectroscopy systems for biomedical applications
- Chapter 11: Semiconductor Lasers for Bio-medical Raman Spectroscopy
- Chapter 12: Nonlinear Imaging Applications of High-Power Lasers: Figures of merit
- Chapter 13: Optical coherence tomography
Technical University of Denmark, Denmark.
Peter E. Andersen is Senior Scientist and Research Professor at the Technical University of Denmark, where he leads research in biomedical optics. Dr. Andersen has more than 15 years of research experience with light sources for biomedical optics and optical coherence tomography systems. He has coordinated several European research programmes and has authored or co-authored more than 100 scientific publications in the above-mentioned fields. Dr. Andersen is Deputy Editor of Optics Letters and an editorial board member of Journal of Biophotonics.Paul Michael Petersen Head of Research.
DTU Fotonik, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark.
Adjunct Professor in Optics.
Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen University, Denmark.
Paul Michael Petersen is Head of Research at DTU Fotonik at the Technical University of Denmark and adjunct professor in Optics at the Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen University. Professor Petersen has more than 25 years of research experience in new diode light sources and he has headed several collaborative research projects. He has authored more than 130 international scientific publications, holds 12 patents, and is the chairman of the Danish LED-network and chairman of the Center for Biomedical Optics.