We, for the first time, demonstrate coherent random lasing action in bone tissue infused with laser dye. This could potentially be used to probe structural alterations at nanoscales in real-time as a novel spectroscopic modality.
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(170.0170) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics and biotechnology
(290.0290) Scattering : Scattering
(290.4210) Scattering : Multiple scattering
(170.6935) Medical optics and biotechnology : Tissue characterization
Q. Song, S. Xiao, Z. Xu, J. Liu, X. Sun, V. Drachev, V. M. Shalaev, O. Akkus, and Y. Kim, "Random Lasing in Bone Tissue: Potential as Novel Spectroscopy for Dynamical Analysis of Nanostructures," in Biomedical Optics and 3-D Imaging, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper BTuC7.