Mid-infrared lasers for medical applications: introduction to the feature issue

Fatima Toor*, Stuart Jackson, Xiaoming Shang, Shamsul Arafin, Haining Yang

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This feature issue contains a series of papers that report the most recent advances in the field of mid-infrared light sources used for medical applications, including tissue imaging, reconstruction, excision, and ablation. Many biomolecular compounds have strong resonances in the mid-infrared region and medicine is ideally suited to exploit this. The precision, sterility, and versatility of light in mid-infrared is opening more opportunities and this feature issue captures some of the most exciting.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6255-6257
Number of pages3
JournalBiomedical Optics Express
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2018


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