Photon transport in biological tissue: Noninvasive sensing for imaging and substance identification (invited)

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This presentation, shows how mathematical modelling of complex systems in the optics discipline can be successfully utilized to develop novel methods to describe photon transport in biological structures and subsequently use that knowledge to develop an effective technique to measure glucose like substances in blood. Specifically, intended to demonstrate the use of photonic crystals (i.e a glass rod with micrometer size holes drilled in a certain way to enhance light guiding properties) in tissue as a way to enhance the nonlinear optical properties of light interaction with blood. Photonic crystal structures are widely used in optical communications work. However, they have not yet found significant applications in the biomedical area.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFirst International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems (ICIIS 2006)
Subtitle of host publication8 - 11 August 2006, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka [proceedings]
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages316 - 317
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)1424403227
Publication statusPublished - 29 May 2007
EventIEEE International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems 2006 - Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
Duration: 8 Aug 200611 Aug 2006
Conference number: 1st


ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems 2006
Abbreviated titleICIIS 2006
Country/TerritorySri Lanka

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