Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Biophotonics Fundamental Concepts to Cutting - edge Applications

Jagannathan Thirumalai

SASTRA University


Fundamentals of optics optoelectronics and photonics Bioscience photonic biomedical imaging photodetectors fiber optic cables/sensors bioluminescent probes optical-based biosensors surface plasmon resonance lab-on-a-chip technologies biophotonic diagnostics and therapeutics infrared technology in biophotonics.

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About the book

In honor of the laser turning the age of 50, the book will address some of the more notable scientific accomplishments in this field of research. The term biophotonics signifies an amalgamation of biology and photonics, with photonics being the science and technology of generation, fabrication, and discovery of photons, light quanta, etc. This book will serve as a reference for physical practitioners, biomedical scholars, clinicians, healthcare consultants, biomedical engineers and other experts dealing with design, development, and application of photonics apparatuses as well as instrumentation of biophotonics issues. The topics that will be covered are: fundamentals of optics, optoelectronics and photonics, the photosensitive properties of biological tissues, bioscience, microscopy imagining of tissue constituents, spectroscophical tools for optically examining the functioning of tissues, and photonic biomedical imaging. It will also designate tools and techniques such as laser and LED based optical sources, photodetectors, fiber optic cables/sensors, bioluminescent probes, optical-based biosensors, surface plasmon resonance, lab-on-a-chip technologies, advanced technologies in biophotonic diagnostics and therapeutics, and infrared technology in biophotonics. This book will form the basis for a better wide-spread understanding of the capabilities and limitations of each category of the advanced level of biophotonics using laser, and may also suggest better, cheaper or alternative novel technologies to be considered for their applications. Among the potential applications, it will discuss the optical coherence tomography (OCT), photodynamic therapy (PDT), optical imaging modalities, bio-coherency light therapy or low-level light therapy (LLLT), diverse microscopic and spectroscopic techniques, tissue characterization, laser tissue ablation, opto-genetics, and optical trapping. The contributions will cover the unabridged extensiveness of lasers in biophotonics stretching from truly fundamentals science to applications. The book aims to publish original research contributions from all fields starting from lasers in biophotonics for medicinal and technological applications to lasers and biophotonics in general.

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: August 9th 2019

Applications to edit the book are assessed and a suitable editor is selected, at which point the process begins.

Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

Potential authors submit chapter proposals ready for review by the academic editor and our publishing review team.

Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: October 29th 2019

Once approved by the academic editor and publishing review team, chapters are written and submitted according to pre-agreed parameters

Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: January 17th 2020

Full chapter manuscripts are screened for plagiarism and undergo a Main Editor Peer Review. Results are sent to authors within 30 days of submission, with suggestions for rounds of revisions.

Book compiled, published and promoted

Expected publication date: March 17th 2020

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About the editor

Jagannathan Thirumalai

SASTRA University

Dr. J. Thirumalai received his Ph.D. from Alagappa University, Karaikudi in 2010. He was awarded the Post-doctoral Fellowship from Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Republic of Korea, in 2013. He worked as an Assistant Professor of Physics, B.S. Abdur Rahman University, Chennai, India (2011 to 2016). Currently, he is working as an Assistant Professor & Head of the Department of Physics, SASTRA Deemed University, Kumbakonam (T.N.), India. His research interests focus on luminescence, self-assembled nanomaterials, and thin-film optoelectronic devices. He has published more than 52 SCOPUS/ISI indexed papers, 8 book chapters, and he edited 5 books. He is serving as a member of several national and international societies like RSC, OSA, etc. Currently, he is acting as a principal investigator for a funded project towards the application of luminescence-based thin-film optoelectronic devices, funded by the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), India. As an expert in optoelectronics and nanotechnology area, he has been invited to examine several MSc and Ph.D. theses, invited to give a talk in various forums and to review papers for international and national journals.

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