Ultrashort Laser Pulses in Biology and Medicine

  • Markus Braun
  • Peter Gilch
  • Wolfgang Zinth

Part of the Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering book series (BIOMEDICAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Ultrafast Lasers in Medicine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. J. G. Fujimoto, A. D. Aguirre, Y. Chen, P. R. Herz, P. -L. Hsiung, T. H. Ko et al.
      Pages 3-27
    3. A. Nimmerjahn, P. Theer, F. Helmchen
      Pages 29-51
  3. Ultrafast Lasers in Biology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. T. Pullerits, T. Polivka, V. Sundström
      Pages 95-115
    3. D. S. Larsen, R. van Grondelle, K. J. Hellingwerf
      Pages 165-199
    4. R. Diller
      Pages 243-277
    5. E. Haustein, P. Schwille
      Pages 279-309
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 311-320

About this book


Sources of ultrashort laser pulses are nowadays commercially available and have entered many areas of research and development. This book gives an overview of biological and medical applications of these laser pulses. The briefness of these laser pulses permits the tracing of the fastest processes in photo-active bio-systems, which is one focus of the book. The other focus is applications that rely on the high peak intensity of ultrashort laser pulses. Examples covered span non-linear imaging techniques, optical tomography, and laser surgery.


Peptide X-ray biology crystal crystallography imaging imaging techniques laser medicine microscopy optical coherence tomography (OCT) photosystem spectroscopy surgery tomography

Editors and affiliations

  • Markus Braun
    • 1
  • Peter Gilch
    • 1
  • Wolfgang Zinth
    • 1
  1. 1.Department für Physik, Lehrstuhl für BioMolekulare OptikLudwig-Maximilians-Universität MünchenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-73565-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-73566-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1618-7210
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