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9 July 2007 Fiber probes based optical techniques for biomedical diagnosis
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Although fiber optics have been applied in optical communication and sensor systems for several years in a very successful way, their first application was developed in medicine in the early 20's. Manufacturing and developing of optical fibers for biomedical purposes have required a lot of research efforts in order to achieve a non-invasive, in-vivo, and real-time diagnosis of different diseases in human or animal tissues. In general, optical fiber probes are designed as a function of the optical measurement technique. In this work, a brief description of the main optical techniques for optical characterization of biological tissues is presented. The recent advances in optical fiber probes for biomedical diagnosis in clinical analysis and optical biopsy in relation with the different spectroscopic or tomographic optical techniques are described.
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José L. Arce-Diego and Félix Fanjul-Vélez "Fiber probes based optical techniques for biomedical diagnosis", Proc. SPIE 6733, International Conference on Lasers, Applications, and Technologies 2007: Environmental Monitoring and Ecological Applications; Optical Sensors in Biological, Chemical, and Engineering Technologies; and Femtosecond Laser Pulse Filamentation, 67331J (9 July 2007);

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