Biophotonics: a marriage of sciences

J.M. Girkin

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Abstract

Biophotonics denotes a combination of biology and photonics, with photonics being the science and technology of generation, manipulation, and detection of photons, quantum units of light. Photonics is related to electronics in that it is believed that photons will play a similar central role in future information technology as electrons do today. Biophotonics has therefore become the established general term for all techniques that deal with the interaction between biological items and photons. This refers to emission, detection, absorption, reflection, modification, and creation of radiation from biomolecular, cells, tissues, organisms and biomaterials. Areas of application are life science, medicine, agriculture, and environmental science.
LanguageEnglish
Pages14
Number of pages1
JournalGlobal Watch
Volume4
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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Keywords

  • biophotonics
  • photonics
  • optics
  • imaging

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Girkin, J. M. (2002). Biophotonics: a marriage of sciences. Global Watch, 4, 14.
Girkin, J.M. / Biophotonics: a marriage of sciences. In: Global Watch. 2002 ; Vol. 4. pp. 14.
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