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Selective vascular injury during cutaneous laser therapy
Pulsed laser irradiation in conjunction with cryogen spray cooling (CSC) can induce selective vascular injury to remove cutaneous hypervascular malformations such as port wine stains (PWS), hemangiomas, and facial veins. ...
Photonics-based strategies for minimally invasive cancer diagnosis using endogenous and molecular contrast
Optical- and spectroscopic-based screening and imaging strategies possess unique advantages for minimally invasive cancer diagnosis. In this dissertation, we investigated how diagnostic results based on such techniques can ...
Polarized angular dependent light scattering from plasmonic nanoparticles: Modeling, measurements, and biomedical applications
Several significant applications have been realized for light scattering in biomedical imaging. In order to improve imaging results with light scattering-based techniques, a variety of nanoparticles have been investigated ...
An addressable confocal microscope for functional imaging of neuronal activity
The study of computation occurring in single neurons and small networks of interconnected neurons is often limited by (1) the number of sites that can be simultaneously probed with electrophysiology tools such as patch ...
Surface enhanced Raman scattering with metal nanoshells
A systematic investigation of surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) was performed using metal nanoshells as the substrate. Nanoshells are a dielectric sphere coated with a thin metal shell, which have a well understood, ...
Plasmonics of nanostructures in planar geometries
This thesis presents an experimental and theoretical study of the optical properties for two distinct planer metallic structures: metallodielectric gratings with subwavelength slots and metal nanoshells above a conducting ...