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Benoît Roubinet, Mariano L Bossi, Philipp Alt, Marcel Leutenegger, Heydar Shojaei, Sebastian Schnorrenberg, Shamil Nizamov, Masahiro Irie, Vladimir N Belov, Stefan W Hell
Reversibly photoswitchable 1,2-bis(2-ethyl-6-phenyl-1-benzothiophene-1,1-dioxide-3-yl)perfluorocyclopentenes (EBT) having fluorescent "closed" forms were decorated with four or eight carboxylic groups and attached to antibodies. Low aggregation, efficient photoswitching in aqueous buffers, specific staining of cellular structures, and good photophysical properties were demonstrated. Alternating light pulses of UV and blue light induce numerous reversible photochemical transformations between two stables states with distinct structures...
October 21, 2016: Angewandte Chemie
Pavol Sajgalik, Vaclav Kremen, Alex R Carlson, Vratislav Fabian, Chul-Ho Kim, Courtney M Wheatley, Vaclav Gerla, John A Schirger, Thomas P Olson, Bruce D Johnson
Cardiac output (CO) assessment as a basic hemodynamic parameter has been of interest in exercise physiology, cardiology and anesthesiology. Non-invasive techniques available are technically challenging, and thus difficult to use outside of the clinical or laboratory setting. We propose a novel method of non-invasive CO assessment using a single upper arm cuff. The method uses the arterial pressure pulse wave signal acquired from the brachial artery during 20 second intervals of suprasystolic occlusion. This method was evaluated on a cohort of 12 healthy individuals (age of 27...
October 20, 2016: Journal of Applied Physiology
Anna Augustyniak, Helena Rotsztejn
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the research was to establish the influence of IPL treatment on skin aging in the eye area. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This study included 24 women, aged 38 – 63 years (mean age was 48.04) with Fitzpatrick skin type II and III who underwent 5 successive treatment sessions with an IPL in two-week intervals. The Cutometer (Courage + Khazaka electronic) reference test was an objective method for the assessment of the biomechanical properties of the skin...
October 20, 2016: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
Jonathan B Gillespie, Michelle Maclean, Martin J Given, Mark P Wilson, Martin D Judd, Igor V Timoshkin, Scott J MacGregor
OBJECTIVE: This study investigates possible advantages in pulsed over continuous 405-nm light-emitting diode (LED) light for bacterial inactivation and energy efficiency. BACKGROUND: Alternative nonantibiotic methods of disinfection and infection control have become of significant interest. Recent studies have demonstrated the application of systems using 405-nm LEDs for continuous disinfection of the clinical environment, and also for potential treatment of contaminated wounds...
October 19, 2016: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery
Qin Wang, Xing-Yu Zhou, Guang-Can Guo
In this paper, we put forward a new approach towards realizing measurement-device-independent quantum key distribution with passive heralded single-photon sources. In this approach, both Alice and Bob prepare the parametric down-conversion source, where the heralding photons are labeled according to different types of clicks from the local detectors, and the heralded ones can correspondingly be marked with different tags at the receiver's side. Then one can obtain four sets of data through using only one-intensity of pump light by observing different kinds of clicks of local detectors...
October 19, 2016: Scientific Reports
So Eun Park, Sang Seok Kim, Chul Woo Kim, Young Her
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October 2016: Annals of Dermatology
Nikolai Blanik, Konrad Heimann, Carina Pereira, Michael Paul, Vladimir Blazek, Boudewijn Venema, Thorsten Orlikowsky, Steffen Leonhardt
Vital parameter monitoring of term and preterm infants during incubator care with self-adhesive electrodes or sensors directly positioned on the skin [e.g. photoplethysmography (PPG) for oxygen saturation or electrocardiography (ECG)] is an essential part of daily routine care in neonatal intensive care units. For various reasons, this kind of monitoring contains a lot of stress for the infants. Therefore, there is a need to measure vital parameters (for instance respiration, temperature, pulse, oxygen saturation) without mechanical or conductive contact...
October 15, 2016: Biomedizinische Technik. Biomedical Engineering
Fuun Kawano, Risako Okazaki, Masayuki Yazawa, Moritoshi Sato
Genome engineering techniques represented by the Cre-loxP recombination system have been used extensively for biomedical research. However, powerful and useful techniques for genome engineering that have high spatiotemporal precision remain elusive. Here we develop a highly efficient photoactivatable Cre recombinase (PA-Cre) to optogenetically control genome engineering in vivo. PA-Cre is based on the reassembly of split Cre fragments by light-inducible dimerization of the Magnet system. PA-Cre enables sharp induction (up to 320-fold) of DNA recombination and is efficiently activated even by low-intensity illumination (∼0...
October 10, 2016: Nature Chemical Biology
Tatiana B Feldman, Olga A Smitienko, Ivan V Shelaev, Fedor E Gostev, Oksana V Nekrasova, Dmitriy A Dolgikh, Victor A Nadtochenko, Mikhail P Kirpichnikov, Mikhail A Ostrovsky
Photochromic ultrafast reactions of bacteriorhodopsin (H. salinarum) and bovine rhodopsin were conducted with a femtosecond two-pump probe pulse setup with the time resolution of 20-25fs. The dynamics of the forward and reverse photochemical reactions for both retinal-containing proteins was compared. It is demonstrated that when retinal-containing proteins are excited by femtosecond pulses, dynamics pattern of the vibrational coherent wave packets in the course of the reaction is different for bacteriorhodopsin and visual rhodopsin...
October 2, 2016: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
R Alonso-Mori, K Asa, U Bergmann, A S Brewster, R Chatterjee, J K Cooper, H M Frei, F D Fuller, E Goggins, S Gul, H Fukuzawa, D Iablonskyi, M Ibrahim, T Katayama, T Kroll, Y Kumagai, B A McClure, J Messinger, K Motomura, K Nagaya, T Nishiyama, C Saracini, Y Sato, N K Sauter, D Sokaras, T Takanashi, T Togashi, K Ueda, W W Weare, T-C Weng, M Yabashi, V K Yachandra, I D Young, A Zouni, J F Kern, J Yano
The ultra-bright femtosecond X-ray pulses provided by X-ray Free Electron Lasers (XFELs) open capabilities for studying the structure and dynamics of a wide variety of biological and inorganic systems beyond what is possible at synchrotron sources. Although the structure and chemistry at the catalytic sites have been studied intensively in both biological and inorganic systems, a full understanding of the atomic-scale chemistry requires new approaches beyond the steady state X-ray crystallography and X-ray spectroscopy at cryogenic temperatures...
September 14, 2016: Faraday Discussions
András Csehi, Gábor J Halász, Lorenz S Cederbaum, Ágnes Vibók
Light-induced conical intersections (LICIs) can be formed both by standing or by running laser waves. The position of a LICI is determined by the laser frequency while the laser intensity controls the strength of the nonadiabatic coupling. Recently, it was shown within the LICI framework that linearly chirped laser pulses have an impact on the dissociation dynamics of the D2(+) molecule (J. Chem. Phys., 143, 014305, (2015); J. Chem. Phys., 144, 074309, (2016)). In this work we exploit this finding and perform calculations using chirped laser pulses in which the time dependence of the laser frequency is designed so as to force the LICI to move together with the field-free vibrational wave packet as much as possible...
September 14, 2016: Faraday Discussions
Christian Burger, Nora G Kling, Robert Siemering, Ali S Alnaser, Boris Bergues, Abdallah M Azzeer, Robert Moshammer, Regina de Vivie-Riedle, Matthias Kübel, Matthias F Kling
The migration of hydrogen atoms resulting in the isomerization of hydrocarbons is an important process which can occur on ultrafast timescales. Here, we visualize the light-induced hydrogen migration of acetylene to vinylidene in an ionic state using two synchronized 4 fs intense laser pulses. The first pulse induces hydrogen migration, and the second is used for monitoring transient structural changes via Coulomb explosion imaging. Varying the time delay between the pulses reveals the migration dynamics with a time constant of 54 ± 4 fs as observed in the H(+) + H(+) + CC(+) channel...
September 15, 2016: Faraday Discussions
Dan Li, Shi-Bin Lin, Biao Cheng
BACKGROUND: For 20 years, intense pulsed light (IPL) technology has been used to treat various medical problems. IPL has since developed rapidly, becoming popular among patients worldwide. Recently, IPL has been used mainly for cosmetic purposes. Researchers are constantly seeking new applications of IPL to meet the increasing needs of patients. OBJECTIVE: This review summarizes the development of IPL devices, discusses the current literature on the clinical application of IPL to increase our understanding of IPL, and provides guidance for broadening its clinical applications...
October 2016: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery
Matthew R Edwards, Julia M Mikhailova
We consider the efficiency limit of relativistic high-order-harmonic emission from solid targets achievable with tailored light fields. Using one-dimensional particle-in-cell simulations, the maximum energy conversion efficiency is shown to reach as high as 10% for the harmonics in the range of 80-200 eV and is largely independent of laser intensity and plasma density. The waveforms most effective at driving harmonics have a broad spectrum with a lower-frequency limit set by the width of the incident pulse envelope and an upper limit set by the relativistic plasma frequency...
September 16, 2016: Physical Review Letters
Monika V Patidar, Ashish Ramchandra Deshmukh, Maruti Yadav Khedkar
BACKGROUND: Acne vulgaris is the most common disease of the skin affecting adolescents and young adults causing psychological distress. The combination of antibiotic resistance, adverse effects of topical and systemic anti acne medications and desire for high tech approaches have all led to new enthusiasm for light based acne treatment. Intense pulse light (IPL) therapy has three modes of action in acne vulgaris i.e., photochemical, photo thermal and photo immunological. AIMS: (1) to study efficacy of IPL therapy in facial acne vulgaris...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Dermatology
Jelena Barbaric, Rachel Abbott, Pawel Posadzki, Mate Car, Laura H Gunn, Alison M Layton, Azeem Majeed, Josip Car
BACKGROUND: Acne vulgaris is a very common skin problem that presents with blackheads, whiteheads, and inflamed spots. It frequently results in physical scarring and may cause psychological distress. The use of oral and topical treatments can be limited in some people due to ineffectiveness, inconvenience, poor tolerability or side-effects. Some studies have suggested promising results for light therapies. OBJECTIVES: To explore the effects of light treatment of different wavelengths for acne...
September 27, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Muhsin A Al-Dhalimi, Murtadha H Al-Janabi
BACKGROUND: Lasers have been the treatment of choice for Port-wine stain (PWS). However, only one type of laser is not a panacea for all PWS malformations. This is may be due to the great heterogeneity of phenotypic presentation of this congenital anomaly as color, depth, and the site of the lesion. For the treatment of PWS, flash lamp-pumped pulsed dye laser, carbon dioxide, argon, krypton, copper bromide, frequency-doubled neodymium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Nd:YAG), and also intense pulsed light sources can be used...
September 26, 2016: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
B Bódi, E Balogh, V Tosa, E Goulielmakis, K Varjú, P Dombi
We developed an efficient, tailored optimization method for attopulse generation using a light-field-synthesizer [M. Hassan et al., Nature 530, 66 (2016)]. We adapted genetic optimization of single-cycle and sub-cycle waveforms to attosecond pulse generation and achieved significantly improved convergence to many target attosecond pulse shapes. Importantly, we show that the single-atom approach (based on strong field approximation) gives similar results to the more complex and numerically intensive 3D model of the attopulse generation process and that spectrally tunable attosecond pulses can be produced with a light-field synthesizer...
September 19, 2016: Optics Express
J-F Song, A E-J Lim, X-S Luo, Q Fang, C Li, L X Jia, X-G Tu, Y Huang, H-F Zhou, T-Y Liow, G-Q Lo
Conventional silicon photonic integrated circuits do not normally possess memory functions, which require on-chip power in order to maintain circuit states in tuned or field-configured switching routes. In this context, we present an electrically programmable add/drop microring resonator with a wavelength shift of 426 pm between the ON/OFF states. Electrical pulses are used to control the choice of the state. Our experimental results show a wavelength shift of 2.8 pm/ms and a light intensity variation of ~0...
September 19, 2016: Optics Express
Delfino Reyes, Marco Camacho, Miguel Camacho, Miguel Mayorga, Duncan Weathers, Greg Salamo, Zhiming Wang, Arup Neogi
The synthesis of fluorescent carbon dots-like nanostructures (CNDs) obtained through the laser ablation of a carbon solid target in liquid environment is reported. The ablation process was induced in acetone with laser pulses of 1064, 532, and 355 nm under different irradiation times. Close-spherical amorphous CNDs with sizes between 5 and 20 nm, whose abundance strongly depends on the ablation parameters were investigated using electron microscopy and was confirmed using absorption and emission spectroscopies...
December 2016: Nanoscale Research Letters
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