About the Journal
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
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)
Topics in Current Issue
Vol. 5, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 2014 pp: 1980–2457
|Topics in Biomedical Optics from OSA's BIOMED 2014 Conference|
|Advances in Optics for Biotechnology, Medicine and Surgery|
|Bio-Optics: Design and Application|
|Optical Trapping Applications|
|Novel Techniques in Microscopy|
|Optical Molecular Probes, Imaging, and Drug Delivery|
|Phantoms for the Performance Evaluation and Validation of Optical Medical Imaging Devices|
|Advances in Optics for Biotechnology, Medicine and Surgery|
|In vivo Microcirculation Imaging|
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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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