Special Issue "Biomedical and Biological Optical Device"

A special issue of Photonics (ISSN 2304-6732).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2022 | Viewed by 1817

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Quero Giuseppe
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Optoelectronic Division—Engineering Department, University of Sannio, 82100 Benevento, Italy
Interests: optical sensors; SERS probe; Lab on fiber technology; biosensing; sensing probes
Dr. Patrizio Vaiano
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Optoelectronic Division—Engineering Department, University of Sannio, 82100 Benevento, Italy
Interests: fiber optic; sensors; biosensors; lab on fiber; long period grating; dosimetry
Dr. Pablo Zubiate
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Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Public University of Navarra, 31006 Pamplona, Spain
Interests: optical sensor; LMRs probe; thin films; biosensing; nanostructures
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Biomedical optics is a highly interdisciplinary field where physicists, chemists, biologists, physicians and engineers work together to develop optical principle and tools to solve the problems appearing in biology and medicine. The focus of this issue is to provide an interdisciplinary forum for state-of-the-art developments in both fundamental and technological biophotonics device including the recent progress and trends in advanced biomedical imaging, sensing, spectroscopy, diagnostics, therapeutics, and instrumentation as well as in the modern field of nano-imaging and nano-sensing.


Dr. Quero Giuseppe
Dr. Patrizio Vaiano
Dr. Pablo Zubiate
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • biomedical and biological sensors
  • biophotonic sensing techniques

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Quantitative Analysis of Industrial Solid Waste Based on Terahertz Spectroscopy
Photonics 2022, 9(3), 184; https://doi.org/10.3390/photonics9030184 - 14 Mar 2022
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Industrial solid waste refers to the solid waste that is produced in industrial production activities. Without correct treatment and let-off, industrial solid waste may cause environmental pollution due to a variety of pollutants and toxic substances that are contained in it. Conventional detection [...] Read more.
Industrial solid waste refers to the solid waste that is produced in industrial production activities. Without correct treatment and let-off, industrial solid waste may cause environmental pollution due to a variety of pollutants and toxic substances that are contained in it. Conventional detection methods for identifying harmful substances are high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS), which are complicated, time-consuming, and highly demanding for the testing environment. Here, we propose a method for the quantitative analysis of harmful components in industrial solid waste by using terahertz (THz) spectroscopy combined with chemometrics. Pyrazinamide, benazepril, cefprozil, and bisphenol A are four usual hazardous components in industrial solid waste. By comparing with the Raman method, the THz method shows a much higher accuracy for their concentration analysis (90.3–99.8% vs. 11.7–86.9%). In addition, the quantitative analysis of mixtures was conducted, and the resulting prediction accuracy rate was above 95%. This work has high application value for the rapid, accurate, and low-cost detection of industrial solid waste. Full article
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Optical Biomedical Diagnostics Using Lab-on-Fiber Technology: A Review
Photonics 2022, 9(2), 86; https://doi.org/10.3390/photonics9020086 - 02 Feb 2022
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Point-of-care and in-vivo bio-diagnostic tools are the current need for the present critical scenarios in the healthcare industry. The past few decades have seen a surge in research activities related to solving the challenges associated with precise on-site bio-sensing. Cutting-edge fiber optic technology [...] Read more.
Point-of-care and in-vivo bio-diagnostic tools are the current need for the present critical scenarios in the healthcare industry. The past few decades have seen a surge in research activities related to solving the challenges associated with precise on-site bio-sensing. Cutting-edge fiber optic technology enables the interaction of light with functionalized fiber surfaces at remote locations to develop a novel, miniaturized and cost-effective lab on fiber technology for bio-sensing applications. The recent remarkable developments in the field of nanotechnology provide innumerable functionalization methodologies to develop selective bio-recognition elements for label free biosensors. These exceptional methods may be easily integrated with fiber surfaces to provide highly selective light-matter interaction depending on various transduction mechanisms. In the present review, an overview of optical fiber-based biosensors has been provided with focus on physical principles used, along with the functionalization protocols for the detection of various biological analytes to diagnose the disease. The design and performance of these biosensors in terms of operating range, selectivity, response time and limit of detection have been discussed. In the concluding remarks, the challenges associated with these biosensors and the improvement required to develop handheld devices to enable direct target detection have been highlighted. Full article
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