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Biomedical Applications Books for Your Biophotonics Lectures and Labs Forthcoming

A Laboratory Manual in Biophotonics Vadim Backman Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA

Adam Wax Hao Zhang From its basic concepts to more advanced topics and applications, this book provides a complete guide to biophotonics. The author offers both descriptive and quantitative perspectives as well as a comprehensive overview of major areas of research in the field. The text includes coverage of topics such as light tissue interaction, optical instrumentation, microscopic and macroscopic tissue imaging, tissue spectroscopy, therapeutic applications of optics, and molecular imaging.

Biomimetics in Photonics Edited by

Olaf Karthaus Chitose Institute of Science and Technology, Japan Series in Optics and Optoelectronics

This book explores a biomimetic approach for developing and improving photonic devices and structures. Leaders in the field discuss not only the mimicking of natural structures and solutions to engineering problems, but also the true understanding of natural processes and the application of these techniques to established technologies. Suitable for researchers and graduate students, the book does more than describe how to extract good design from nature—it highlights natural design techniques in context, allowing for a more complete modeling picture. • Examines a biomimetic approach to develop and improve photonic devices and structures

A solutions manual and figure slides are available upon qualifying course adoption.

• Discusses solutions to engineering problems through the lens of biomimicry

Catalog no. K10524, September 2013, c. 500 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-1051-4, $89.95 / £57.99

• Emphasizes a clear understanding of natural processes and applies these techniques to established technologies • Covers a wide range of approaches and highlights natural design techniques in context

Selected Contents


Photonic Structures in Plants


Biomineralization and Photonics Biometrics of Optical Nanostructures

An Introductory Textbook

Photomechanic IR Receptors in Pyrophilous Beetles and Bugs Toward Industrial Production of Biomimetic Photonic Structures

Shuichi Kinoshita Osaka University, Japan

Structural colors in living beings are one of the most marvelous arts that nature has ever created during the long history of the evolution. These colors originate from surprisingly sophisticated microstructures which gave rise to a new field of research—bionanophotonics. This book places a special emphasis on the detailed physical basis for the optical processes that are deeply connected with the structural colors, and also on the biological and physiological bases concerning what a variety of animals are living and how they are seen by human vision.

A Night Vision Algorithm Inspired by the Visual System of a Nocturnal Bee Modeling and FDTD Calculations Catalog no. K13589, October 2012, 289 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-7746-3, $119.95 / £76.99 Also available as an eBook

Catalog no. N10581, May 2013, c. 400 pp. ISBN: 978-981-4364-71-3, $149.95 / £95.00 Also available as an eBook


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