Therapeutic Laser Applications (BA)

Therapeutic Laser Applications

AudienceThis group focuses on the use of lasers in surgery or in other treatments of disease. This includes the use of lasers as surgical tools for tissue cutting, welding, and coagulation, as well as the use of optics to initiate cell-damaging photochemical reactions for the treatment of diseases such as cancer. In addition, optics, spectroscopy, and imaging provide unique tools that may allow real-time diagnostics of the efficacy of clinical procedures. For many of these applications, the development of optical tools for appropriate light delivery, especially for fiber-based or endoscopic delivery to tissues that are not directly accessible, is critical. In addition, this group emphasizes basic science studies of the mechanisms by which light can affect tissue in adverse or therapeutic ways.

Name Affiliation Title
Adela Ben-Yakar University of Texas at Austin Steering Committee Advisor & Chair
Murat Yildirim University of Texas at Austin Steering Committee Officer

The 2nd Israeli Biophotonics Conference

December 01 - December 02 2015
Ramat Gan, Israel

Optics & Photonics Taiwan, the International Conference

December 04 - December 06 2015
Hsinchu, Hsinchu, Taiwan

Munich Closing Event of the International Year of Light

December 11 - December 11 2015
Deutsches Museum Munich, Munich, Bavaria, Germany

International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 2016

February 07 - February 11 2016
National Convention Centre, Canberra , Australia

Mid-Infrared Coherence Sources (MICS)

March 20 - March 22 2016
Hilton Long Beach, Long Beach, California, USA
If you are a member of the Therapeutic Laser Applications Technical Group and have ideas for activities and initiatives to help engage this group’s members, please contact the group chair, Adela Ben-Yaker

Join us in San Jose, California, from 18 – 22 October for our annual meeting, Frontiers in Optics. Several OSA Technical Groups will be hosting special events at this year's meeting, providing you with a great opportunity to connect with colleagues in your field.