Aston University, UK
Title: Novel compact laser sources for biomedical photonics: Diagnostics and treatment
Biography: Edik U Rafailov
In the last decades, progress in compact semiconductor based laser technologies has brought to science and industry an enormous number of new applications. Such laser systems which were mostly utilized in the communication and other industries are now becoming adopted in biomedicine and related fields. Here we would like to outline some of the most promising applications where compact laser diode based light sources in UV/visible, near and mid infrared wavelength ranges are being used in biophotonics, particularly focussing on CVDs, diabetes, and cancer diagnostics and photo treatment.