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Quan Xu, Xiaoqiang Su, Chunmei Ouyang, Ningning Xu, Wei Cao, Yuping Zhang, Quan Li, Cong Hu, Jianqiang Gu, Zhen Tian, Abul K Azad, Jiaguang Han, Weili Zhang
Recently reported active metamaterial analogues of electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT) are promising in developing novel optical components, such as active slow light devices. However, most of the previous works have focused on manipulating the EIT resonance strength at a fixed characteristic frequency and, therefore, realized on-to-off switching responses. To further extend the functionalities of the EIT effect, here we present a frequency tunable EIT analogue in the terahertz regime by integrating photoactive silicon into the metamaterial unit cell...
October 1, 2016: Optics Letters
Oliver C Radke, Thomas Schneider, Anja Braune, Romain Pirracchio, Felix Fischer, Thea Koch
BACKGROUND: Both Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT) and Computed Tomography (CT) allow the estimation of the lung area. We compared two algorithms for the detection of the lung area per quadrant from the EIT images with the lung areas derived from the CT images. METHODS: 39 outpatients who were scheduled for an elective CT scan of the thorax were included in the study. For each patient we recorded EIT images immediately before the CT scan. The lung area per quadrant was estimated from both CT and EIT data using two different algorithms for the EIT data...
September 28, 2016: Bio-medical Materials and Engineering
Brian K Walsh, Craig D Smallwood
Electrical impedance tomography (EIT) is a noninvasive, non-radiologic imaging modality that may be useful for the quantification of lung disorders and titration of mechanical ventilation. The principle of operation is based on changes in electrical conductivity that occur as a function of changes in lung volume during ventilation. EIT offers potentially important benefits over standard imaging modalities because the system is portable and non-radiologic and can be applied to patients for long periods of time...
October 2016: Respiratory Care
Kwang-Kyoon Park, Tian-Ming Zhao, Jong-Chan Lee, Young-Tak Chough, Yoon-Ho Kim
We demonstrate a coherent and dynamic beam splitter based on light storage in cold atoms. An input weak laser pulse is first stored in a cold atom ensemble via electromagnetically-induced transparency (EIT). A set of counter-propagating control fields, applied at a later time, retrieves the stored pulse into two output spatial modes. The high visibility interference between the two output pulses clearly demonstrates that the beam splitting process is coherent. Furthermore, by manipulating the control lasers, it is possible to dynamically control the storage time, the power splitting ratio, the relative phase, and the optical frequencies of the output pulses...
September 28, 2016: Scientific Reports
Martin Proença, Fabian Braun, Josep Solà, Jean-Philippe Thiran, Mathieu Lemay
Current monitoring modalities for patients with pulmonary hypertension (PH) are limited to invasive solutions. A novel approach for the noninvasive and unsupervised monitoring of pulmonary artery pressure (PAP) in patients with PH was proposed and investigated. The approach was based on the use of electrical impedance tomography (EIT), a noninvasive and safe monitoring technique, and was tested through simulations on a realistic 4D bio-impedance model of the human thorax. Changes in PAP were induced in the model by simulating multiple types of hypertensive conditions...
September 17, 2016: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
B Cambiaghi, O Moerer, N Kunze-Szikszay, T Mauri, A Just, J Dittmar, G Hahn
A pneumothorax (PTX) is a potentially lethal condition in high-risk intensive care patients. Electrical impedance tomography (EIT) has been proven to detect PTX at the bedside. A so far not described pattern in the course of thoracic impedance at an early state of PTX was observed in a pig model of ventilator-induced lung injury (VILI) used for a more extensive study. EIT was performed at a framerate of 50 Hz. Beginning of PTX at normal ventilation, manifestation of PTX at VILI ventilation (plateau pressure 42 cm H2 O) and final pleural drainage were documented...
September 12, 2016: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging
Barbara Resnick, Ann Kolanowski, Kimberly Van Haitsma, Marie Boltz, Elizabeth Galik, Alice Bonner, Erin Vigne, Lauren Holtzman, Paula M Mulhall
Behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia are common in nursing home residents, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services now require that nonpharmacological interventions be used as a first-line treatment. Few staff know how to implement these interventions. The purpose of this study was to pilot test an implementation strategy, Evidence Integration Triangle for Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (EIT-4-BPSD), which was developed to help staff integrate behavioral interventions into routine care...
November 2016: American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias
Inéz Frerichs, Marcelo B P Amato, Anton H van Kaam, David G Tingay, Zhanqi Zhao, Bartłomiej Grychtol, Marc Bodenstein, Hervé Gagnon, Stephan H Böhm, Eckhard Teschner, Ola Stenqvist, Tommaso Mauri, Vinicius Torsani, Luigi Camporota, Andreas Schibler, Gerhard K Wolf, Diederik Gommers, Steffen Leonhardt, Andy Adler
Electrical impedance tomography (EIT) has undergone 30 years of development. Functional chest examinations with this technology are considered clinically relevant, especially for monitoring regional lung ventilation in mechanically ventilated patients and for regional pulmonary function testing in patients with chronic lung diseases. As EIT becomes an established medical technology, it requires consensus examination, nomenclature, data analysis and interpretation schemes. Such consensus is needed to compare, understand and reproduce study findings from and among different research groups, to enable large clinical trials and, ultimately, routine clinical use...
September 5, 2016: Thorax
Farah J Nassar, Rabab El Eit, Rihab Nasr
Integrative analysis of microRNA (miRNA) and messenger RNA (mRNA) in Chronic Myeloid leukemia (CML) stem cells is an important technique to study the involvement of miRNA and their targets in CML stem cells self-renewal, maintenance, and therapeutic resistance. Here, we describe a simplified integrative analysis using Ingenuity Pathway Analysis software after performing proper RNA extraction, miRNA and mRNA microarray and data analysis.
2016: Methods in Molecular Biology
Bo Lv, Rujiang Li, Jiahui Fu, Qun Wu, Kuang Zhang, Wan Chen, Zhefei Wang, Ruyu Ma
Fano resonance presents an asymmetric line shape formed by an interference of a continuum coupled with a discrete autoionized state. In this paper, we show several simple circuits for Fano resonances from the stable-input impedance mechanism, where the elements consisting of inductors and capacitors are formulated for various resonant modes, and the resistor represents the damping of the oscillators. By tuning the pole-zero of the input impedance, a simple circuit with only three passive components e.g. two inductors and one capacitor, can exhibit asymmetric resonance with arbitrary Q-factors flexiblely...
2016: Scientific Reports
Rebecca J Yerworth, Inéz Frerichs, Richard Bayford
Electrical impedance tomography (EIT) is increasingly being used as a bedside tool for monitoring regional lung ventilation. However, most clinical systems use serial data collection which, if uncorrected, results in image distortion, particularly at high breathing rates. The objective of this study was to determine the extent to which this affects derived parameters. Raw EIT data were acquired with the GOE-MF II EIT device (CareFusion, Höchberg, Germany) at a scan rate of 13 images/s during both spontaneous breathing and mechanical ventilation...
August 17, 2016: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
B Schullcke, S Krueger-Ziolek, B Gong, U Mueller-Lisse, K Moeller
Besides the application of EIT in the intensive care unit it has recently also been used in spontaneously breathing patients suffering from asthma bronchiole, cystic fibrosis (CF) or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In these cases large thorax excursions during deep inspiration, e.g. during lung function testing, lead to artifacts in the reconstructed images. In this paper we introduce a new approach to compensate for image artifacts resulting from excursion induced changes in boundary voltages...
September 2016: Physiological Measurement
Helga Nowotny, Jana Kolar
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August 12, 2016: Science
B Schullcke, S Krueger-Ziolek, B Gong, U Mueller-Lisse, K Moeller
Diagnosis and treatment of many lung diseases like cystic fibrosis (CF) or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) could benefit from 3D ventilation information. Applying two EIT systems concurrently is a simple approach without specialized hardware that allows monitoring of regional changes of ventilation distribution inside the thorax at different planes with the high temporal resolution much valued in common single plane EIT. Effects of two simultaneously operated EIT devices on one subject were investigated to monitor rapid processes inside the thorax with a multi-plane approach...
September 2016: Physiological Measurement
Xiaolei Zhao, Lin Zhu, Cai Yuan, Jianquan Yao
We propose an optically controlled reconfigurable hybrid metamaterial waveguide system at terahertz frequencies, which consists of a two dimensional gold cut wire array deposited on top of a dielectric slab waveguide. Numerical findings reveal that this device is able to realize dynamic transformation from double electromagnetically induced transparency like material to ultra-narrow band guided mode resonance (GMR) filter by controlling the optically excited free carriers in gallium arsenide pads inserted between the gold cut wires...
August 8, 2016: Optics Express
Sheng-Xuan Xia, Xiang Zhai, Ling-Ling Wang, Bin Sun, Jian-Qiang Liu, Shuang-Chun Wen
To achieve plasmonically induced transparency (PIT), general near-field plasmonic systems based on couplings between localized plasmon resonances of nanostructures rely heavily on the well-designed interantenna separations. However, the implementation of such devices and techniques encounters great difficulties mainly to due to very small sized dimensions of the nanostructures and gaps between them. Here, we propose and numerically demonstrate that PIT can be achieved by using two graphene layers that are composed of a upper sinusoidally curved layer and a lower planar layer, avoiding any pattern of the graphene sheets...
August 8, 2016: Optics Express
H R Hamedi, Ali Hamrah Gharamaleki, Mostafa Sahrai
The paper is aimed at modeling the enhanced Kerr nonlinearity in a five-level double-ladder-type atomic system based on electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT) by using the semi-classical density matrix method. We present an analytical model to explain the origin of Kerr nonlinearity enhancement. The scheme also results in a several orders of magnitude increase in the Kerr nonlinearity in comparison with the well-known four- and three-level atomic systems. In addition to the steady-state case, the time-dependent Kerr nonlinearity and the switching feature of EIT-based colossal Kerr nonlinearity is investigated for the proposed system...
August 1, 2016: Applied Optics
Sabine Krueger-Ziolek, Benjamin Schullcke, Zhanqi Zhao, Bo Gong, Susanne Naehrig, Ullrich Müller-Lisse, Knut Moeller
Differences in regional lung function between the 3rd and 5th intercostal space (ICS) were explored in 10 cystic fibrosis (CF) patients and compared to 10 lung-healthy controls by electrical impedance tomography (EIT). Regional ratios of impedance changes corresponding to the maximal volume of air exhaled within the first second of a forced expiration (ΔIFEV1) and the forced vital capacity (ΔIFVC) were determined. Regional airway obstruction and ventilation inhomogeneity were assessed by the frequency distribution of these ratios (ΔIFEV1/ΔIFVC) and an inhomogeneity index (GITI)...
November 2016: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
Kollengode Ramanathan, Hend Mohammed, Peter Hopkins, Amanda Corley, Lawrence Caruana, Kimble Dunster, Adrian G Barnett, John F Fraser
Background. Lung transplantation is the optimal treatment for end stage lung disease. Donor shortage necessitates single-lung transplants (SLT), yet minimal data exists regarding regional ventilation in diseased versus transplanted lung measured by Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT). Method. We aimed to determine regional ventilation in six SLT outpatients using EIT. We assessed end expiratory volume and tidal volumes. End expiratory lung impedance (EELI) and Global Tidal Variation of Impedance were assessed in supine, right lateral, left lateral, sitting, and standing positions in transplanted and diseased lungs...
2016: Canadian Respiratory Journal: Journal of the Canadian Thoracic Society
Andreas Lampis, Robert Culver, Balázs Megyeri, Jon Goldwin
We study electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT) in a heated potassium vapor cell, using a simple optical setup with a single free-running diode laser and an acousto-optic modulator. Despite the fact that the Doppler width is comparable to the ground state hyperfine splitting, transparency windows with deeply sub-natural line widths and large group indices are obtained. A longitudinal magnetic field is used to split the EIT feature and induce magneto-optical anisotropy. Using the beat note between co-propagating coupling and probe beams, we perform a heterodyne measurement of the circular dichroism (and therefore birefringence) of the EIT medium...
July 11, 2016: Optics Express
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