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Editorial for special issue on optical methods for life sciences
Qingming Luo1,Francesco Pavone2, Ling Fu1
1 Britton Chance Center for Biomedical Photonics, Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics, [Huazhong University of Science &
Technology], China
2 European Laboratory for Nonlinear Spectroscopy, Department of Physics, [University of Florence], Italy

Chin. Opt. Lett., 2017, 15(09): pp.090001

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Optical methods for life sciences is a very comprehensive subject. Especially in this era, scientific discoveries depend on more and more interdisciplinary cooperation. For example, the discovery of fluorescent proteins and probes helps optical engineers achieve higher contrast and localization images for biological samples. Optical diffraction limitation was eliminated by combining reversible fluorescent probes and super-resolution microscopy. In addition, by means of a novel lightsensitive channel-rhodopsin or voltage sensor, we can generate noninvasive and accurate light to activate or inhibit target neurons for brain function study. In pathology diagnosis, endoscopes serving as very important tools for the surgeon were developed to be much more miniature and higher resolution for the patients. Of course, innovative imaging modalities such as photoacoustic imaging, spectroscopy, and optical coherence tomography (OCT) were also developed for deeper and noninvasive tissue diagnosis. This special issue introduces some new progress in optical methods for life sciences.

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Get Citation: Qingming Luo,Francesco Pavone, Ling Fu, "Editorial for special issue on optical methods for life sciences," Chin. Opt. Lett. 15(09), 090001(2017)



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