Abstract

Optical imaging is essential in medicine and in fundamental studies of biological systems. Although many existing imaging modalities can supply valuable information, not all are capable of label–free imaging with high–contrast and molecular specificity. The application of molecular or nanoparticle contrast agents may adversely influence the biological system under investigation. These substances also present ongoing concerns over toxicity or particle clearance, which must be properly addressed before their approval for in vivo human imaging. Hence there is an increasing appreciation for label–free imaging techniques. It is of primary importance to develop imaging techniques that can indiscriminately identify and quantify biochemical compositions to high degrees of sensitivity and specificity through only the intrinsic optical response of endogenous molecular species. The development and use of nonlinear interferometric vibrational imaging, which is based on the interferometric detection of optical signals from coherent anti–Stokes Raman scattering (CARS), along with novel optical sources, offers the potential for label–free molecular imaging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOptical Coherence Tomography
Subtitle of host publicationTechnology and Applications, Second Edition
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages1237-1256
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9783319064192
ISBN (Print)9783319064185
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Medicine(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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    Boppart, S. A., King, M. D., Liu, Y., Tu, H., & Gruebele, M. (2015). Nonlinear interferometric vibrational imaging (NIVI) with novel optical sources. In Optical Coherence Tomography: Technology and Applications, Second Edition (pp. 1237-1256). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-06419-2_39