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Biophotonic applications of optical communication devices
Author(s): Gerd Keiser; Fu-Jen Kao
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Paper Abstract

Recent advances in technology have spawned a rapidly growing use of photonic systems for life sciences related clinical and research applications. Many of these biomedical applications are using selections of passive and active optical components that were developed for optical fiber communication systems over the past two decades. This paper describes how the unique physical characteristics and light-transmission properties of various passive optical components developed for telecommunications address some of the basic challenges of photonic applications in the life sciences.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 May 2008
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6991, Biophotonics: Photonic Solutions for Better Health Care, 69911E (2 May 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.779945
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Gerd Keiser, National Taiwan Univ. of Science and Technology (Taiwan)
Fu-Jen Kao, National Yang Ming Univ. (Taiwan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6991:
Biophotonics: Photonic Solutions for Better Health Care
Jürgen Popp; Wolfgang Drexler; Valery V. Tuchin; Dennis L. Matthews, Editor(s)

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