Optical Sciences

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.


(Stimulated) Raman imaging of tissue for tumor identification

  • Elena Beletkaia - Post-Doc
  • Herman Offerhaus - Chair
  • Koen Dijkstra - Former member

  • In collaboration with the group of Theo Ruers and the Antoni van Leeuwenhoek hospital we are developing a system that analyses freshly excised tissue. The aim is to discriminate tumor from healthy tissue in a quick system that could be placed inside (or close to) the operation theatre, significantly reducing the time required for the determination of safe tumor margins.
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