KIP publications

year 2018
author(s) Katharina Isensee, Niels Kröger-Lui and Wolfgang Petrich
title Biomedical Applications of Mid-Infrared Quantum Cascade Lasers – a Review
KIP-Nummer HD-KIP 18-136
KIP-Gruppe(n) F23
document type Paper
source Analyst (2018)
doi 10.1039/C8AN01306C
Abstract (en)

Mid-infrared spectroscopy has been applied to research in biology and medicine for more than 20 years and conceivable applications have been identified. More recently, these applications have been shown to benefit from the use of quantum cascade lasers due to their specific properties, namely high spectral power density, small beam parameter product, narrow emission spectrum and, if needed, tuning capabilities. This review provides an overview of the achievements and illustrates some applications which benefit from the key characteristics of quantum cascade laserbased mid-infrared spectroscopy using examples such as breath analysis, the investigation of serum, non-invasive glucose monitoring in bulk tissue and the combination of spectroscopy and microscopy of tissue thin sections for rapid histopathology.

  author   = {Isensee, Katharina and Kröger-Lui, Niels and Petrich, Wolfgang},
  title    = {Biomedical Applications of Mid-Infrared Quantum Cascade Lasers – a Review},
  journal  = {Analyst},
  year     = {2018},
  volume   = {},
  pages    = {},
  doi      = {10.1039/C8AN01306C},
  url      = {}
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