2011 - 2015

Publications from the year 2011 -2015

2011

  1. Higher-Order Poincaré Sphere, Stokes Parameters, and the Angular Momentum of Light, Giovanni Milione, H. I. Sztul, D. A. Nolan, R. R. Alfano, Phys. Rev. Lett., 107, 053601 (2011).

  2. Near infrared photonic finger imager for prostate cancer screening, Y. Pu, W. B. Wang, M. Xu, G. C. Tang, Y. Budansky, M. Sharonov, S. Achilefu, J. A. Eastham,, R. R. Alfano, Techology in Cancer  Research and Treatment, 10, No. 6, 507-517  (2011).

  3. Management of heat in laser tissue welding using NIR cover window material, Vidyasagar Sriramoju, Robert R. Alfano, Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, 1-7 (2011)/DOI 10.1002/lsm.21143.

  4. Laser tissue welding analyzed using fluorescence, Stokes shift spectroscopy, and Huang-Rhys parameter, Vidyasagar Sriramoju, Robert R. Alfano, Journal of Biophotonics, 1-9 (2011)/DOI 10.1002/jbio.201100050.

  5. Study of rotational dynamics of receptor-targeted contrast agents in cancerous and normal prostate tissues using time-resolved picosecond emission spectroscopy, Y. Pu, W. B. Wang, S. Achilefu, and R. R. Alfano, Applied Optics, 50(10), April 2011, 1312-1322.

  6. Native fluorescence spectroscopic evaluation of chemotherapeutic effects of malignant cells using nonnegative matrix factorization analysis, Y. Pu, G. C. Tang, W. B. Wang, H. E. Savage, S. P. Shantz, and R. R. Alfano, Technology in Cancer Research and Treatment, 10(2), April 2011, 113-120.

  7. Diagnostic potential of Stokes shift spectroscopy of breast and prostate tissues – a preliminary pilot study, J. Ebenezar, Y. Pu, C. H. Liu, W. B. Wang, and R. R. Alfano, Technology in Cancer Research and Treatment, 10(2), April 2011, 153-161.

  8. Terahertz sources, Pavel Shumyatsky and Robert R. Alfano, Journal of Biomedical Optics, 16(3), March 2011, 0330011-0330019.

  9. Ultrafast laser pulses generated from the chromium-doped cunyite crystal. Michelet Jeanty, V. Kartazaev, M. Sharonov, A. Bykov, and R. R. Alfano, Optics Communications, 284, 1339-1341 (2011).

2012

  1. Human brain cancer studied by resonance Raman spectroscopy, Yan Zhou, Cheng-Hui Liu, Yi Sun, Yang Pu, Susie Boydston-White, Yulong Liu, and R. R. Alfano, J. Biomed. Opt., 17(11), 116021-1-7 (2012).

  2. Stokes shift spectroscopy highlights differences of cancerous and normal human tissues Yang Pu, W. B. Wang, Yuanlong Yang, and R. R. Alfano,  Opt. Lett., 37(16), 3360-3362 (2012).

  3. Characterization and three-dimensional localization of cancerous prostate tissue using backscattering scanning polarization imaging and independent component analysis Yang Pu, Wubao Wang, Min Xu, James Eastham, Guicheng Tang and Robert R. Alfano, J. Biomed. Opt., 17(8), 081419-1-8 (2012).

  4. Photoactivity of S-doped nanoporous activated carbons: a new perspective for harvesting solar energy on carbon-based semiconductors, Teresa J. Bandosz, Juan Matos, Mykola Seredych, SM.Z. Islam, Robert Alfano, Elsevier and Applied Catalysis A, Vol.445-446 (2012).

  5. Biomarkers Spectral Subspace for Cancer Detection, Yi Sun, Yang Pu, Yuanlong Yang, and R. R. Alfano J. Biomed. Opt., 17(10), 107005-1-9 (2012).

  6. Stokes Shift Spectroscopy Pilot Study for Cancerous and Normal Prostate Tissues, J. Ebenezar, Yang Pu, W. B. Wang, C. H. Liu ,and  R. R. Alfano, Applied Optics, 51, No.16 3642-3649 (2012).

  7. Higher-order Pancharatnam-Berry Phase and the Angular Momentum of Light, Giovanni Milione, S. Evans, D. A. Nolan, R. R. Alfano, Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 190401 (2012)

  8. Advances in ultrafast time resolved fluorescence physics for cancer detection in optical biopsy, R. R. Alfano, AIP Advances, 2,  011103-1/10  (2012).

2013

  1. Tunable supercontinuum light vector vortex beam generator using a q-plate, Yisa S. Rumala, Giovanni Milione, Thien An Nguyen, Sebastião Pratavieira, Zabir Hossain, Daniel Nolan, Sergei Slussarenko, Ebrahim Karimi, Lorenzo Marrucci, and Robert R. Alfano, Optics Letters, Vol. 38, No. 23, 5083-5086, (2013).

  2. Two-photon excitation microscopy using the second singlet state of fluorescence agents within the “tissue optical window”, Yang Pu, Lingyan Shi, Sebastiao Pratavieira, and R. R. Alfano, Journal of Appl. Phys., 114, 153102 (2013).

  3. Time-resolved photoluminescence of Zn(OH)2 and its composits with graphite oxides, SM. Z. Islam, T. Gayen, B.B. Das, Lingyan Shi, M. Seredych, A. Moussawi, Teresa J. Bandosz, and R. R. Alfano, Opt. Lett. 38, 2227-2229 (2013).

  4. Band gap energies of solar micro/meso-porous composites of zinc (hydr)oxide with graphite oxides, SM Z. Islam, Taposh Gayen, Mykola Seredych, Oluwaniyi Mabayoje, Lingyan Shi, Teresa J. Bandosz,  and Robert R. Alfano, Journal of Applied Optics, 114, 043522 (2013).

  5. Optical biopsy of benign and malignant tissue by time resolved spectroscopy, V. Masilamani,  B. B. Das, J. Secor, M.S. AlSalhi, S. Devanesan, S. Prasad,  D. Rabah,  and R.R. Alfano, Techology in Cancer  Research and Treatment, Epub ahead of print, June 6 (2013) .

  6. Native fluorescence spectroscopy reveals spectral differences among prostate cancer cell lines with different risk levels, Yang Pu, Jianpeng Xue, Wubao Wang, Baogang Xu, Yueqing Gu, Rui Tang, Ellen Ackerstaff, Jason A. Koutcher, Samuel Achilefu, and Robert R. Alfano J. Biomed. Opt., 18(8), 087002-1-5 (2013).

  7. Spatial frequency analysis for detecting early stage of cancer in human cervical tissues, Yang Pu, Jaidip Jagtap, Asima Pradhan, and R. R. Alfano Technol. Cancer Res. Treat. (TCRT)  Vol. 13, 5, Oct. 2014, 421-425 (2014). Express, 1, e600270-1-5 (2013). DOI: 10.7785/tcrtexpress.2013.600270

  8. Structural and optical characterization of Zn(OH)2 and its composites with graphite oxides, S M Z. Islam, Taposh Gayen,  Alaa Moussawi, Lingyan Shi, Mykola Seredych,Teresa J. Bandosz, Robert Alfano, Opt. Lett, 38, issue 6, 962 (2013) .    

  9. Energy splitting of CdSe quantum dots induced by intense femtosecond laser excitation, Shengkun Zhang, Iosif Zeylikovich, Taposh Gayen, Robert Alfano, Maria Tamargo, J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B31(3), 03C120-2, (2013).

  10. Native fluorescence spectra of human cancerous and normal breast tissues analyzed with nonnegative constraint methods,  Yang Pu, W. B. Wang, Yuanlong Yang, and R. R. Alfano,  Appl. Opt., 52(6), 1293-1301 (2013).

  11. Optical Spectral Fingerprints of Tissues from Patients with Different Breast Cancer Histologies Using a Novel Fluorescence Spectroscopic Device, Laura A. Sordillo, Yang Pu, Peter P. Sordillo, Yury Budansky, R. R. Alfano, Techology in Cancer  Research and Treatment, Epub ahead of print, March 26 (2013) .

  12. Optical detection of meat spoilage using fluorescence spectroscopy with selective excitation wavelength, Yang Pu, Wubao Wang, and R. R. Alfano, Appl. Spectrosc., 67(2), 210–213 (2013).

  13. Resonance Raman and Raman spectroscopy for breast cancer detection, C.-H. Liu, Y. Zhou, Y. Sun, J. Y. Li, L. X. Zhou, S. Boydston-White, V. Masilamani, K. Zhu, Yang Pu, Robert Alfano, Techology in Cancer  Research and Treatment, Vol. 12, 4, Aug. 2013, 371-382 (2013).

  14. Review of ultrafast fluorescence polarization spectroscopy, Yang Pu, Wubao Wang, Richard Dorshow, Bidyut Das, Robert Alfano, Appl. Opt., 52(5), 917-929 (2013).

  15. A parallelism between spectral grading and Gleason grading of malignant prostate tissues, V. Masilamani, M.S. AlSalhi, S. Devanesan, M. Atif, D. Rabah, K. Farhat, Y. Pu, and R.R. Alfano, Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy, (2013) http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pdpdt.2012.12.002.

  16. Stokes Shift Spectroscopic analysis of multi-fluorophores for human cancer detection in breast and prostate tissues, Yang Pu, W. B. Wang, Yuanlong Yang, and R. R. Alfano, J. Biomed. Opt., 18(1), 017005-1-8 (2013).

2014

  1. Differences in fluorescence profiles from breast cancer tissues due to changes in relative tryptophan content via energy transfer: tryptophan content correlates with histologic grade and tumor size but not with lymph node metastases, Laura A. Sordillo, Peter P. Sordillo, Yury Budansky, Yang Pu, Robert R. Alfano, Journal of Biomedical Optics 19(12), 125002 (December 2014).

  2. Gaussian beam in two-photon fluorescence imaging of a rat brain microvessel, Lingyan Shi, Adrián Rodríguez-Contreras, Robert R. Alfano, Journal of Biomedical Optics 19(12), 126006 (December 2014).

  3. Key native fluorophores analysis of human breast cancer tissues using Gram-Schmidt subspace method, Yang Pu, Laura A. Sordillo, Yuanlong Yang, and R. R. Alfano, Opt. Lett., 39(14), 6787-6790 (2014).

  4. The effects of fabrication temperature on current-voltage characteristics and energy efficiencies of quantum dot sensitized ZnOH-GO hybrid solar cells,  S. M. Z. Islam, Taposh Gayen, Naing Tint, Lingyan Shi, Mykola Seredych, Teresa J. Bandosz, and Robert Alfano, J. Appl. Phys. 116, 173102 (2014); http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4899203

  5. Deep two-photon microscopic imaging through brain tissue using the second singlet state from fluorescent agent chlorophyll α in spinach leaf, Lingyan Shi, Adrián Rodríguez-Contreras, Yury Budansky, Yang Pu, Thien An Nguyen, Robert R. Alfano, Journal of Biomedical Optics 19(6), 066009 (June 2014).

  6. Deep optical imaging of tissue using the second and third near-infrared spectral windows, Laura A. Sordillo, Yang Pu, Sebastiao Prativieira, Yury Budansky, Robert R. Alfano, Journal of Biomedical Optics 19(5), 056004 (May 2014).

  7. Tryptophan as the fingerprint for distinguishing aggressiveness among breast cancer cell lines using native fluorescence spectroscopy, Lin Zhang, Yang Pu, Jianpeng Xue,, Sebastião Pratavieira, Baogang Xu, Samuel Achilefu, and R. R. Alfano, J. Biomed. Opt., 19(3), 037005-1-5 (2014).

  8. All-digital wavefront sensing for structured light beams, Angela Dudley, Giovanni Milione, Robert R. Alfano, and Andrew Forbes, Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 11, pp. 14031-14040 (2014)

  9. Hybrid solar cells of micro/meso-porous Zn(OH)2 and its graphite composites sensitized  by CdSe quantum dots, SM Z. Islam, Taposh Gayen,  Naing Tint,  Lingyan Shi, Amani Mostofa, Mykola Seredych, Teresa J. Bandosz, Robert Alfano, Journal of Photonics for Energy, 4, 043098-1-9 (2014).

  10. Optical Memory Effect from Polarized Laguerre-Gaussian Light Beam in Light-Scattering Turbid Media. Pavel Shumyatsky, Giovanni Milione, and Robert R Alfano, Optics Communications, 321, 116-123 (2014).

  11. Spatial frequency analysis of anisotropic drug transport in tumor samples, Stewart Russell, Kimberley S. Samkoe, Jason R. Gunn, P. Jack Hoopes, Thienan A. Nguang, Milo J. Russell, Robert R. Alfano, Brian W. Pogue, Journal of Biomedical Optics, 19(1), 015005-1-6 (2014).

  12. Spatial frequency analysis of high-density lipoprotein and iron-oxide nanoparticle transmission electron microscope image structure for pattern recognition in heterogeneous fields, Stewart Russell ; Thien An Nguyen ; Clyde Rey Torres ; Stephen Bhagroo ; Milo J. Russell ; Robert R. Alfano, J. Biomed. Opt. 19(1), 015004 (Jan 03, 2014). 

2015

  1. Using the nonseparability of vector beams to encode information for optical communication, Giovanni Milione, Thien An Nguyen, Jonathan Leach, Daniel A. Nolan, Robert R. Alfano, Optics Letters(4887-4890), Vol. 40, No 21, November 1, 2015.

  2. In vivo studies of ultrafast nearinfrared laser tissue bonding and wound healing, Vidyasagar Sriramoju, Robert R. Alfano, Journal of Biomedical Optics 20(10), 108001 (October 2015).

  3. Mode division multiplexing using an orbital angular momentum mode sorter and MIMO-DSP over a graded-index few-moe optical fibre, Hao Huang, Giovanni Milione, Martin Lavery, Guodong Xie, Yongxiong Ren, Yinwen, Cao, Nisar Ahmed, Tien An Nguyen, Daniel Nolan, Ming-Jun Li, Moshe Tur, Robert Alfano, Alan Willner, Scientific Reports, 5, 14931; doi:10.1038/srep 14931 (2015).

  4. Determining principal modes in a multimode optical fiber using the mode dependent signal delay method,  G. Milione, D. A. Nolan, and R. R. Alfano, Journal of the Optical Society of America B 32 143-149 (2015).

  5. Diversity in photonics strengthens society, Holton, Conard; Alfano, Robert, Laser Focus World, Vol. 51, No.6, 104 *(JUN 2015).

  6. 4 × 20  Gbit/s mode division multiplexing over free space using vector modes and a q-plate mode (de)multiplexer, Giovanni Milione, Martin P. J. Lavery, Hao Huang, Yongxiong Ren, Guodong Xie, Thien An Nguyen, Ebrahim Karimi, Lorenzo Marrucci, Daniel A. Nolan, Robert R. Alfano, and Alan E. Willner, Optics Letters, Vol. 40, Issue 9, pp. 1980-1983 (2015), doi: 10.1364/OL.40.001980.

  7. Measuring the self-healing of the spatially inhomogeneous states of polarization of vector Bessel beams, Giovanni MilioneAngela Dudley, Thien An Nguyen, Ougni Chakraborty, Ebrahim Karimi, Andrew Forbes, Robert R Alfano, J. Opt., 17 (2015) 035617 (7pp), doi:10.1088/2040-8978/17/3/035617.

  8. Near-infrared supercontinuum laser beam source in the second and third near-infrared optical windows used to image more deeply through thick tissue as compared with images from lamp source, Laura Sordillo, Lukas Lindwasser, Yury Budansky, Philippe Leproux, Robert Alfano, Journal of Biomedical Optics 20(3), 030501-1-3 (March  2015), doi:10.1117/1.JBO.20.3.030501. 

  9. Optical quantitative pathology of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia in human tissues using spatial frequency analysis, Yang Pu, Jaidip Jagtap, Asima Pradhan, R. R. Alfano, J. Biophotonics 8, No. 3, 233–238 (2015) / DOI 10.1002/jbio.201300184. published online January 2014.