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Biophotonics is the science of using light to affect biological systems. Ratherthan just vierwing cells, pulsed, modulated, and tight-beam light in different frequencies actively alters the function of biological systems.

Light is studied to provide drug delivery mechanisms, topographical maps of biological cells, and keyhole surgery. It is a new, and fast advancing field, for creating augmented reality healthcare systems.

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There is a growing need for biocompatible photonic components for biomedical applications - from in vivo glucose monitoring to detecting harmful viruses or the telltale markers of Alzheimer's. Optical waveguides are of particular interest ...

A shape-shifting lens has been developed that alters its focal length when squeezed by an artificial muscle, rather like the lens in a human eye. The muscle, a ring of polymer gel, expands and contracts in response to environmental changes....