Micro-optics and microengineering in biology and medicine

Christian Depeursinge*

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Abstract

In the field of optics, as in most other domains, physical laws are dependant on the scale of observation. This has the consequence that optical devices in the sub-millimeter range must be understood and conceived differently. Similar considerations are sound for devices making use of interactions of photons with biological matter, at the cellular and tissue scale. In biological tissues, propagation of light is different at the micro-than at the millimeter or centimeter scale. This has the advantage that several innovative instruments are presently in development which make use of this specific properties of light propagating at small scale. The examples of micro-endoscopy and micro-holography for tissue imaging and diagnosis are given.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication1st Annual International IEEE-EMBS Special Topic Conference on Microtechnologies in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages351-355
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)0780366034, 9780780366039
DOIs
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes
Event1st Annual International IEEE-EMBS Special Topic Conference on Microtechnologies in Medicine and Biology, MMB 2000 - Lyon, France
Duration: Oct 12 2000Oct 14 2000

Other

Other1st Annual International IEEE-EMBS Special Topic Conference on Microtechnologies in Medicine and Biology, MMB 2000
CountryFrance
CityLyon
Period10/12/0010/14/00

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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