Integrated Optical Sciences
Biomolecules and nanostructures
The Optical Sciences group studies the interaction of light and matter at the nanoscale.
We do this by exploring ways to shape light and its environment. It's what we call
active and passive control. Our current focus is on the interaction of light with
biomolecules and nanostructures. We are part of Twente
University's Department of Science and Technology and member of the
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.