Biomolecules and nanostructures
The Optical Sciences group studies the interaction of light and matter. Our current focus is on detection and sensing/imaging with an emphasis on the development of integrated photonics. We are part of Twente University's Department of Science and Technology and member of the MESA+ institute.
Hyperspectral CARS imaging to detect cancerous tissue
Using nonlinear optics such as CARS and SRS, we try to collect hyperspectral images of molecular vibrations in both healthy and cancerous tissue samples. Due to different concentrations of for example lipids and DNA in those tissues, spectra of both samples will differ. This hopefully enables an fast and relatively easy way to distinguish healthy tissue from cancerous tissue.