Quantum Cascade Lasers

Steady progress turns multi-wavelength quantum cascade laser arrays into a powerful versatile source for next-generation spectroscopy and stand-off detection systems.

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Increased sensitivity of molecular optoacoustic imaging

Molecular optoacoustic imaging is a powerful tool for research and for diagnostics. Multiple excitation wavelengths tend to increase its sensitivity .

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Cancer diagnosis using the Raman technique

The Raman technique is on its way to be translated into clinical use. Latest developments of real-time in vivo Raman systems for cancer detection are reviewed.

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For a better view into turbid media

Enhancement in imaging performance of a spectral-domain optical coherence microscope (OCM) in turbid media by incorporating an optical parametric amplifier.

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Short, Ultrashort, Sub-Cycle Short – Towards sub-cycle optical waveforms

Coherent synthesis of pulses generated by separate sources may pave the way to sub-cycle optical waveforms.

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Tracking sperm with confocal laser endomicroscopy

Probe-based confocal laser endomicroscopy (pCLE) might improve the results of testicular sperm extraction while reducing traumata during surgery.

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A new paradigm – functional and nonlinear optical metasurfaces

Optical metasurfaces offer a wealth of useful functionalities. Their nonlinear effects can be enhanced with the help of metasurface engineering.

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Simplicity is the trump card – Quick analysis of optical spectra

Based on a quick analysis of optical spectra, a practical approach for assessing the melanin and blood content of the skin was developed.

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Trapping and watching motile cells

A new approach enables rapid characterization of living suspension cells in 4 dimensions while they are immobilized and manipulated within optical traps.

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Quantifying molecular colocalization in live cell fluorescence microscopy

Toward identification and characterization of molecular interactions in living cells: Quantifying molecular colocalization in live cell fluorescence microscopy.

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