Prof. Janis Spigulis
Head of Biophotonics Lab at Univ of Latvia
SPIE Involvement:
Conference Chair | Author | Editor | Student Chapter Advisor
Area of Expertise:
Biomedical Optics and Biophotonics , Fiber Optics , Photonic Instrumentation
Profile Summary

J. Spigulis graduated as physicist from the University of Latvia in 1973. PhD thesis on optical processes in metal vapors have been defended in 1979, and Dr.Habil. Phys. thesis on novel optoelectronic methods and devices - in 1993. SInce 1986 his research is focused to fiberoptics, optoelectronics and biomedical optics; he established and leads the Bio-optics and Fibre-optics Laboratory at the Institute of Atomic Physics and Spectroscopy, University of Latvia (currently being Director of the Institute). His work has been related to design and investigation of optical fibre sensors, communication devices, medical lightguide systems and new types of the side-glowing optical fibres, as well as to development of novel optical methods for nonivasive clinical diagnostics and monitoring. Dr. Spigulis has developed lecture courses "Lightguide Physics", "Optoelectronics", “Laser Physics” and “Earth Physics” for BSc. students, as well as "Fundamentals of Biomedical Optics" and "Medical Lightguides" for MSc. students. In 1995 he launched the MSc program on Biomedical Optics at University of Latvia and actively co-ordinated this program over the following years.
J. Spigulis was the founder, chairman and co-chairman of the Baltic Chapter of SPIE – the International Society for Optical Engineering, he is a member of SPIE, Optical Society of America (OSA), Latvian Union of Scientists, Latvian Physical Society and Latvian Society of Medical Engineering and Physics. Currently he is presiding Latvian Regional Committee of ICO – International Commission for Optics, and the Latvian Local Section of OSA. In 2007 J. Spigulis became the Corresponding member of Latvian Academy of Sciences.
Publications (106)

Proceedings Article | 2 April 2020
Proc. SPIE. 11363, Tissue Optics and Photonics
KEYWORDS: Light emitting diodes, Diffuse reflectance spectroscopy, Optical properties, Scattering, Skin, Chromophores, Transmittance, Prototyping, RGB color model, Absorption

Proceedings Article | 2 April 2020
Proc. SPIE. 11363, Tissue Optics and Photonics
KEYWORDS: Tissues, Skin, Light scattering, Chromophores, Time correlated photon counting, Picosecond phenomena, Photon transport

Proceedings Article | 2 April 2020
Proc. SPIE. 11363, Tissue Optics and Photonics
KEYWORDS: Near infrared, Tissues, Pathology, Spectroscopy, Skin, Ultraviolet radiation, Luminescence, Diagnostics, Skin cancer, Melanoma

Proceedings Article | 11 March 2020
Proc. SPIE. 11221, Mechanisms of Photobiomodulation Therapy XV
KEYWORDS: Near infrared, Light emitting diodes, Tissues, Heart, Cardiovascular system, Blood pressure, Body temperature, Natural surfaces, Temperature metrology, Cardiovascular disorders

Proceedings Article | 19 February 2020
Proc. SPIE. 11211, Photonics in Dermatology and Plastic Surgery 2020
KEYWORDS: Hyperspectral imaging, Medicine, Visualization, Dermatology, Skin, Chromophores, Inflammation, Multispectral imaging, Analog electronics, RGB color model

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Proceedings Volume Editor (6)

SPIE Conference Volume | 10 January 2018

SPIE Conference Volume | 18 November 2013

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Conference Committee Involvement (14)
Third International Conference Biophotonics Riga 2020
24 August 2020 | Riga, Latvia
Preclinical and Clinical Optical Diagnostics
23 June 2019 | Munich, Germany
The Second International Conference "Biophotonics-Riga 2017"
27 August 2017 | Riga, Latvia
Clinical and Preclinical Optical Diagnostics
25 June 2017 | Munich, Germany
Eigth International Conference on Advanced Optical Materials and Devices
25 August 2014 | Riga, Latvia
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