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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

About the editors

Braun: German Diploma in Physics, 1996, Bayreuth; PhD in Physics, 1999, Stuttgart; Feodor-Lynen fellow, Alexander-von-Humboldt foundation 2000-2001; Postdoc at the Georgia Institute of Technology U.S.A., 2000-2001; since 2001 wiss. Assistent, LMU München; Research interests: Ultrafast spectroscopy, time-resolved X-ray, photoisomerization, nanoscience scattering, solid state physics

Gilch: German Diploma in Chemistry, 1995, Konstanz; PhD in Physical Chemistry, 1999, TU München; Albert-Weller-Preis of the GdCh, 1999; Habilitation in Experimental Physics, 2005, LMU München; since 2005 Privatdozent, LMU München; Research interest: Ultrafast spin dynamics, vibrational relaxation, mechanism of complex photo-reactions, time resolved Raman and fluorescence spectroscopy, recently non-linear Raman microscopy

Zinth: German Diploma in Physics, 1976, TU München; PhD in Physics, 1979, TU München; Habilitation in Experimental Physics, 1985, TU München; Professor (C3) Physik-Department, 1987-1991, TU München; Professor (Ordinarius, C4), since 1991, LMU München; Departmental advisor, 199-2003, LMU München

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