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Fundamentals and biomedical applications of photonic crystals: an overview
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Paper Abstract

A remarkable progress has been made over the last decades on regular structures having dimensions similar to, or even smaller than the wavelengths of light. Such regular structures exhibit peculiar behaviors when interacting with light travelling through them - in quite different way from what would be expected from classical optics - like, for example, inhibition of light transmission and photonic band gap formation. As a noteworthy example we mention the exploits of photonic crystals properties in the field of supercontinuum lasers. This paper will briefly review photonic crystals by going over their basic topologies, as well as comparing their capabilities and range of medical applications. Our directions of research in this respect are pointed out.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 August 2018
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 10831, Seventh International Conference on Lasers in Medicine, 108310R (10 August 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2282019
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Roxana-Mariana Beiu, Aurel Vlaicu Univ. of Arad (Romania)
Valeriu Beiu, Aurel Vlaicu Univ. of Arad (Romania)
Virgil-Florin Duma, Aurel Vlaicu Univ. of Arad (Romania)
Polytechnic Univ. of Timisoara (Romania)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10831:
Seventh International Conference on Lasers in Medicine
Carmen Todea; Adrian Podoleanu; Virgil-Florin Duma, Editor(s)

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