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Special Issue "Advanced Laser Phototherapy: Sensing and Applications"

A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Optical Sensors".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. João M. P. Coelho
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Guest Editor
Instituto de Biofísica e Engenharia Biomédica (IBEB), Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal
Interests: optical design; biomedical engineering; laser interaction with media; laser applications
Dr. Pedro Vieira
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Guest Editor
Department of Physics, Faculty of Sciences and Technology, Nova University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
Interests: medical physics; biomedical instrumentation; signal and medical Image aquisition and processing

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Lasers have been used in different therapy fields like dermatology, ophthalmology, dentistry and cancer therapy. Different physical processes are involved, depending on the wavelength being used, laser operation mode (continuous or pulsed), intensity and dose (or fluence) being applied. Ablation, photochemical and thermal interactions are the main mechanism than can be involved. Besides, the recent advances in nanotechnology have opened new possibilities for laser phototherapy techniques, using the phenomena of surface plasmon resonance to mediate the interaction processes.

This Special Issue of Sensors will address the sensing techniques and methodologies used in the research and development of advanced laser phototherapy processes, including (but not limited to) guiding strategies, monitoring and evaluation sensing.  Submissions regarding the development of sensors with potential application for laser phototherapy are also welcome.

Dr. João M. P. Coelho
Dr. Pedro Vieira
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • laser phototherapy
  • photothermal therapy
  • photodynamic therapy
  • sensing
  • sensors
  • imaging
  • process monitoring
  • instrumentation

Published Papers

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