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Biomedical Optics Express

Biomedical Optics Express

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Biomedical Optics Express is OSA's principal outlet for serving the biomedical optics community with rapid, open-access, peer-reviewed papers related to optics, photonics and imaging in the life sciences. The journal scope encompasses theoretical modeling and simulations, technology development, and biomedical studies and clinical applications.

Editor-in-Chief: Joseph A. Izatt, Duke University
eISSN: 2156-7085
Frequency: Rapid article-at-a-time publication, Monthly issues
2012 Impact Factor: 3.176

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Optimized approaches for optical sectioning and resolution enhancement in 2D structured illumination microscopy
The use of structured illumination in fluorescence microscopy allows the suppression of out of focus light...
Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 5 Issue 8, pp.2580-2590 (2014)

Improving high resolution retinal image quality using speckle illumination HiLo imaging
Retinal image quality from flood illumination adaptive optics (AO) ophthalmoscopes is adversely affected by...
Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 5 Issue 8, pp.2563-2579 (2014)

Characterization and in-vivo evaluation of a multi-resolution foveated laparoscope for minimally invasive surgery
The state-of-the-art laparoscope lacks the ability to capture high-magnification and wide-angle images...
Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 5 Issue 8, pp.2548-2562 (2014)

Development of a luminous textile for reflective pulse oximetry measurements
In this paper, a textile-based sensing principle for long term photopletysmography (PPG) monitoring is...
Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 5 Issue 8, pp.2537-2547 (2014)

Nonlinear structured-illumination enhanced temporal focusing multiphoton excitation microscopy with a digital micromirror device
In this study, the light diffraction of temporal focusing multiphoton excitation microscopy (TFMPEM) and the...
Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 5 Issue 8, pp.2526-2536 (2014)

Fast wide-field photothermal and quantitative phase cell imaging with optical lock-in detection
We present a fast, wide-field holography system for detecting photothermally excited gold nanospheres with...
Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 5 Issue 8, pp.2517-2525 (2014)

Gender-related effects of prefrontal cortex connectivity: a resting-state functional optical tomography study
The prefrontal cortex (PFC) is thought to play an important role in “higher” brain functions...
Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 5 Issue 8, pp.2503-2516 (2014)

Photothermal tomography for the functional and structural evaluation, and early mineral loss monitoring in bones
Salient features of a new non-ionizing bone diagnostics technique, truncated-correlation photothermal...
Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 5 Issue 8, pp.2488-2502 (2014)

Self-referenced spectroscopy using plasmon waveguide resonance biosensor
A plasmon waveguide resonance (PWR) sensor is designed, fabricated, and tested for self-referenced...
Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 5 Issue 8, pp.2481-2487 (2014)

Trapping of a single DNA molecule using nanoplasmonic structures for biosensor applications
Conventional optical trapping using a tightly focused beam is not suitable for trapping particles that are...
Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 5 Issue 8, pp.2471-2480 (2014)

Joint iris boundary detection and fit: a real-time method for accurate pupil tracking
A range of applications in visual science rely on accurate tracking of the human pupil’s movement and...
Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 5 Issue 8, pp.2458-2470 (2014)

Multi-photon excited luminescence of magnetic FePt core-shell nanoparticles
We present magnetic FePt nanoparticles with a hydrophilic, inert, and biocompatible silico-tungsten oxide...
Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 5 Issue 7, pp.2446-2457 (2014)

Classification for breast cancer diagnosis with Raman spectroscopy
In order to promote the development of the portal, low-cost and in vivo cancer diagnosis instrument, a...
Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 5 Issue 7, pp.2435-2445 (2014)

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Topics in Biomedical Optics from OSA's BIOMED 2014 Conference
  • Stefan Andersson-Engels, Stephen Boppart, Vadim Backman, Christoph Hitzenberger (Lead)
  • In Progress (no new submissions accepted)

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Advances in Optics for Biotechnology, Medicine and Surgery
  • Maryann Fitzmaurice, Brian Pogue, Guillermo Tearney, James Tunnell, and Changhuei Yang
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Bio-Optics: Design and Application
  • Guoqiang Li and Rongguang Liang
  • Published
Optical Trapping Applications
  • Carlos Lopez-Mariscal and David McGloin
  • Published
Novel Techniques in Microscopy
  • Jerome Mertz and Eric Potma
  • Published
Optical Molecular Probes, Imaging, and Drug Delivery
  • Paul Campagnola, Paul French, Irene Georgakoudi, and Mary-Ann Mycek
  • Published
BIOMED 2012
  • Vadim Backman, Stanislav Emelianov, Christoph Hitzenberger, Brian Pogue, Peter So, and Valery Tuchin
  • Published
Phantoms for the Performance Evaluation and Validation of Optical Medical Imaging Devices
  • Robert J. Nordstrom, Jeeseong Hwang, and Jessica Ramella-Roman
  • Published
Advances in Optics for Biotechnology, Medicine and Surgery
  • Irving Bigio, Daniel Elson, Elizabeth Hillman, Richard Levenson, and Peter So
  • Published
In vivo Microcirculation Imaging
  • Andrew Dunn, Rainer Leitgeb, Ruikang K. Wang, Hao F. Zhang
  • Published

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Authors are encouraged to submit manuscripts that use the special features of Biomedical Optics Express that are particularly germane to the biomedical content, such as inclusion of external high-resolution image files, movies, and interactive science publishing (ISP).

OSA ISP is an image viewing application developed by OSA in cooperation with Kitware, Inc., and the National Library of Medicine. The software allows interactive viewing of a wide range of 2D and 3D image data formats including DICOM, TIFF, and JPEG images. Authors can use the tool to build custom views of image data that can be saved, integrated with peer-reviewed articles, and shared with readers through the OSA journals.

Questions about the OSA ISP software can be directed to ISPHelp@osa.org or (202) 416-1938.

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Optical multichannel room temperature magnetic field imaging system for clinical application

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In vitro characterization of genetically expressed absorbing proteins using photoacoustic spectroscopy

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