Polarization and Orbital Angular Momentum of Light in Biomedical Applications: Feature issue introduction

IGOR MEGLINSKI, TATIANA NOVIKOVA, KISHAN DHOLAKIA

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Abstract

In the last decade, consistent and successful innovations have been achieved in the field of lasers and optics, collectively known as 'photonics', founding new applications in biomedicine, including clinical biopsy. Non-invasive photonics-based diagnostic modalities are rapidly expanding, and with their exponential improvement, there is a great potential to develop practical instrumentation for automatic detection and identification of different types and/or sub-types of diseases at a very early stage. While using conventional light for the studies of different properties of objects in materials science, astrophysics and biomedicine already has a long history, the interaction of polarized light and optical angular momentum with turbid tissue-like scattering media has not yet been ultimately explored. Since recently this research area became a hot topic. This feature issue is a first attempt to summarize the recognitions achieved in this emerging research field of polarized light and optical angular momentum for practical biomedical applications during the last years.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6255-6258
Number of pages4
JournalBiomedical Optics Express
Volume12
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Oct 1

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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