Over the last few decades, the use of modern optics technology for biomedical research and health care has been dramatically growing so fast. It has resulted in increased attention towards the study of Biophotonics, which is a highly cross-disciplinary scientific field. Biophotonics covers a broad range of topics that rises on the generation of laser radiation and interactions between laser light and tissue for minimally invasive manipulation, detection, and monitoring of biological tissues. Besides being a cross-disciplinary research field, the translation of technologies from laser physics, optoelectronics, fiber optics, biophysics, and optical imaging into a common point to aid the development of new generation biomedical instrumentations for point-of-care diagnostics and therapy is the unique and extremely valuable part of Biophotonics.
At Translational Biophotonics and Optical Imaging Lab, our focus is to develop and translate novel optical technologies and methods (using laser-tissue interactions and noninvasive optical coherence imaging modalities) that address challenges in biomedical applications through a multi-disciplinary approach including Electrical Engineering, Optical Engineering, Physics, Biophysics and Biology, and making close professional collaborations with clinicians.