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  • Biophysical aspects of photodynamic therapy 

    Valentine, Ronan (University of St Andrews, 2011-11-30) - Thesis
    Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a multimodality cancer treatment available for the palliation or eradication of systemic and cutaneous malignancies. In this thesis, the application of PDT is for the treatment of non-melanoma ...
  • Continuous wave and modelocked femtosecond novel bulk glass lasers operating around 2000 nm 

    Fusari, Flavio (University of St Andrews, 2010) - Thesis
    This thesis reports on the development of glass-based femtosecond laser sources around 2 µm wavelength. In order to be able to produce 2 µm radiation the dopants used were trivalent Thulium (Tm³⁺) and trivalent Holmium ...
  • Sintering of calcium phosphates with a femtosecond pulsed laser for hard tissue engineering 

    Anastasiou, A. D.; Thomson, Caroline Louise; Hussain, Syed Asad; Edwards, Tom J.; Strafford, S.; Malinowski, M.; Mathieson, R.; Brown, C. Tom A.; Brown, A. P.; Duggal, M. S.; Jha, A. (2016-07-05) - Journal article
    Direct laser sintering on hard tissues is likely to open new pathways for personalised medicine. To minimise irradiation damage of the surrounding soft tissues, lasers operating at wavelengths that are ‘safe’ for the tissues ...
  • Suppression of amplitude-to-phase noise conversion in balanced optical-microwave phase detectors 

    Lessing, Maurice; Margolis, Helen S.; Brown, C. Tom A.; Gill, Patrick; Marra, Giuseppe (2013-11-04) - Journal article
    We demonstrate an amplitude-to-phase (AM-PM) conversion coefficient for a balanced optical-microwave phase detector (BOM-PD) of 0.001 rad, corresponding to AM-PM induced phase noise 60 dB below the single-sideband relative ...
  • Ultra-low-noise frequency synthesis, comparison and dissemination using femtosecond optical frequency combs 

    Lessing, Maurice (University of St Andrews, 2016-06-22) - Thesis
    This thesis presents research into ultra-low noise photonic microwave synthesis and the development of a novel, frequency comb-based, fibre optic time transfer technique. The focus in the first area is on reducing the ...
  • Yb:tungstate waveguide lasers 

    Bain, Fiona Mair (University of St Andrews, 2010-11-30) - Thesis
    Lasers find a wide range of applications in many areas including photo-biology, photo-chemistry, materials processing, imaging and telecommunications. However, the practical use of such sources is often limited by the ...