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Articles by Soocheol Kim in JoVE

Other articles by Soocheol Kim on PubMed

Spectrally Encoded Slit Confocal Microscopy Using a Wavelength-swept Laser

Journal of Biomedical Optics. Mar, 2015  |  Pubmed ID: 25813913

We present an implementation of spectrally encoded slit confocal microscopy. The method employs a rapid wavelength-swept laser as the light source and illuminates a specimen with a line focus that scans through the specimen as the wavelength sweeps. The reflected light from the specimen is imaged with a stationary line scan camera, in which the finite pixel height serves as a slit aperture. This scanner-free operation enables a simple and cost-effective implementation in a small form factor, while allowing for the three-dimensional imaging of biological samples.

Frequency- and Spectrally-encoded Confocal Microscopy

Optics Express. Mar, 2015  |  Pubmed ID: 25836810

We describe a three-dimensional microscopy technique based on spectral and frequency encoding. The method employs a wavelength-swept laser to illuminate a specimen with a spectrally-dispersed line focus that sweeps over the specimen in time. The spatial information along each spectral line is further mapped into different modulation frequencies. Spectrally-resolved detection and subsequent Fourier analysis of the back-scattered light from the specimen therefore enable high-speed, scanner-free imaging of the specimen with a single-element photodetector. High-contrast, three-dimensional imaging capability of this method is demonstrated by presenting images of various materials and biological specimens.

Capillary-scale Direct Measurement of Hemoglobin Concentration of Erythrocytes Using Photothermal Angular Light Scattering

Biosensors & Bioelectronics. Dec, 2015  |  Pubmed ID: 26176206

We present a direct, rapid and chemical-free detection method for hemoglobin concentration ([Hb]), based on photothermal angular light scattering. The iron oxides contained in hemoglobin molecules exhibit high absorption of 532-nm light and generate heat under the illumination of 532-nm light, which subsequently alters the refractive index of blood. We measured this photothermal change in refractive index by employing angular light scattering spectroscopy with the goal of quantifying [Hb] in blood samples. Highly sensitive [Hb] measurement of blood samples was performed by monitoring the shifts in angularly dispersed scattering patterns from the blood-loaded microcapillary tubes. Our system measured [Hb] over the range of 0.35-17.9 g/dL with a detection limit of ~0.12 g/dL. Our sensor was characterized by excellent correlation with a reference hematology analyzer (r>0.96), and yielded a precision of 0.63 g/dL for a blood sample of 9.0 g/dL.

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