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Congratulation to Dr. Ferda Canbaz
Congratulation to Dr. Ferda Canbaz on her Grant for Junior Researchers. Dr. Ferda Canbaz have been granted with 50.000 CHF from the University of Basel Research Fund for Junior Researchers.
Dr. Canbaz for a project seeking for a new laser material with the title “A spectroscopic study to determine thulium (Tm3+)/dysprosium (Dy3+) concentrations in fluoride crystals: An alternative approach to obtain 3 µm laser operation”.
New Publications September 2021
We are pleased to inform our latest publications for September 2021
Bayhaqi, Y. A., Hamidi, A., Canbaz, F., Navarini, A. A., Cattin, P. C., & Zam, A. "Kalman filtered depth prediction using Optical Coherence Tomography for laser bone cutting." Zenodo. 2021, June 17 https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4922992
Bayhaqi, Y. A., Hamidi, A., Canbaz, F., Navarini, A. A., Cattin, P. C., & Zam, A.Deep learning models comparison for tissue classification using optical coherence tomography images: toward smart laser osteotomy. OSA Continuum, 4(9), 2510-2526. 2021. https://doi.org/10.1364/OSAC.435184
Lina M. Beltrán Bernal, Ferda Canbaz, Salim E. Darwiche, Katja M. R. Nuss, Niklaus F. Friederich, Philippe C. Cattin, and Azhar Zam "Optical fibers for endoscopic high-power Er:YAG laserosteotomy," Journal of Biomedical Optics 26(9), 095002. 2021.. https://doi.org/10.1117/1.JBO.26.9.095002
Abbasi, H., Guzman, R., Cattin, P. C., & Zam, A. All-fiber-optic LIBS system for tissue differentiation: A prospect for endoscopic smart laser osteotomy. Optics and Lasers in Engineering, 148, 106765. 2022. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.optlaseng.2021.106765
Nguendon Kenhagho, H., Canbaz, F., Hopf, A., Guzman, R., Cattin, P., & Zam, A. Toward optoacoustic sciatic nerve detection using an all-fiber interferometric-based sensor for endoscopic smart laser surgery. Lasers in surgery and medicine, 10.1002/lsm.23473. (2021). https://doi.org/10.1002/lsm.23473
2 Paper Awards for BLOG in the Medical Robotics Week 2021
We are proud to annouce that Ferda and Yakub won best paper awards during the Medical Robotics Week 2021. Congratulations for the outstanding achievement!
- Ferda Canbaz, Best Application Paper Bronze Award at MESROB 2021 for her paper "Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy Combined with Artificial Neural Network for Pre-Carbonization Detection in Laserosteotomy"
- Yakub Bayhaqi, Best Contribution Silver Award at AUTOMED 2021 for his paper " Kalman filtered depth prediction using Optical Coherence Tomography for laser bone cutting" (https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4922992)
We welcome our new postdoctoral associate member Dr. Sandra Drusová starting June 2021.
She received PhD degree in 2020 from the Optical Sciences department at University of Twente, Netherlands. She demonstrated how to measure groundwater flow near wells using fiber Bragg grating sensors. Her team won a prize at Physics with industry in 2019 by finding new solutions to improve robustness of an optical accelerometer. Sandra's research interests include development of optical sensors and optical measurement methods. Since 2021, she is working on optoacoustic sensor and smart laser surgery at Biomedical Laser and Optics Group (BLOG), Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Basel, Switzerland.
New Publications May 2021
We are pleased to inform our latest publications for May 2021
Arsham Hamidi, Yakub A. Bayhaqi, Ferda Canbaz, Alexander A. Navarini, Philippe C. Cattin, and Azhar Zam, "Long-range optical coherence tomography with extended depth-of-focus: a visual feedback system for smart laser osteotomy," Biomed. Opt. Express 12, 2118-2133 (2021) https://doi.org/10.1364/BOE.414300
M. Tajmirriahi, Z. Amini, A. Hamidi, A. Zam and H. Rabbani, "Modeling of Retinal Optical Coherence Tomography Based on Stochastic Differential Equations: Application to Denoising," in IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, doi: 10.1109/TMI.2021.3073174
Congratulation to Lina Marcel Beltran Bernal!
Lina has successfully defended her thesis on 23th April 2021.
With her thesis titled:
"Laser and wave-guides system for endoscopic/fiberscopic laser surgery".
Big Congratulation for the your PhD title and the long graduation hat!
New Publications Jan 2021
We are pleased to inform our latest publications for January 2021
Shevchik, S, Nguendon Kenhagho, H, Le‐Quang, T, et al. "Machine learning monitoring for laser osteotomy". J. Biophotonics. 2021, e202000352. https://doi.org/10.1002/jbio.202000352
H. Nguendon Kenhagho, F. Canbaz, T.E. Gomez Alvarez-Arenas, R. Guzman, P. Cattin, A. Zam, "Machine learning-based optoacoustic tissue classification method for laser osteotomes using an Air-Coupled Transducer," Lasers Surg. Med. (2020), doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/lsm.23290
H. Nguendon Kenhagho et al., "Optoacoustic Tissue Classification for Laser Osteotomes Using Mahalanobis Distance-Based Method," in New Trends in Medical and Service Robotics, Cham, G. Rauter, P. C. Cattin, A. Zam, R. Riener, G. Carbone, and D. Pisla, Eds., 2021: Springer International Publishing, pp. 202-210. doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-58104-6_23
H. Nguendon Kenhagho, F. Canbaz, R. Guzman, P. Cattin, and A. Zam, "Miniaturized optoacoustic feedback sensor for smart laser osteotome: Fiber-coupled Fabry-Pérot etalon sensor," Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, vol. 317, p. 112394, 2021, doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sna.2020.112394.
H. Abbasi, N. Sahraei, F. Canbaz, P. C. Cattin, and A. Zam, "Simulation of Echellogram Using Zemax OpticStudio and Matlab for LIBS," in New Trends in Medical and Service Robotics, Cham, G. Rauter, P. C. Cattin, A. Zam, R. Riener, G. Carbone, and D. Pisla, Eds., 2021: Springer International Publishing, pp. 211-218. doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-58104-6_24
Hamed Abbasi, Ferda Canbaz, Raphael Guzman, Philippe C. Cattin, and Azhar Zam, "Highly flexible fiber delivery of a high peak power nanosecond Nd:YAG laser beam for flexiscopic applications," Biomed. Opt. Express 12, 444-461 (2021) doi: https://doi.org/10.1364/BOE.405825
Duverney, C., Abbasi, H., Berkelaar, M., Pelttari, K., Cattin, P. C., Barbero, A., Zam, A., and Rauter, G. (January 8, 2021). "Sterile Tissue Ablation Using Laser Light—System Design, Experimental Validation, and Outlook on Clinical Applicability." ASME. J. Med. Devices. March 2021; 15(1): 011104. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4049396
New Publications 2020
We are pleased to inform our new publication in 2020
H. Abbasi, P. C. Cattin and A. Zam, "A Simple Acoustic-Based Method for Lens-toSample Distance Adjustment in µLIBS," 2020 Photonics North (PN), Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, 2020, pp. 1-1, doi: 10.1109/PN50013.2020.9167018
Lina M. Beltrán Bernal, Ferda Canbaz, Antoine Droneau, Niklaus F. Friederich, Philippe C. Cattin, and Azhar Zam, "Optimizing deep bone ablation by means of a microsecond Er:YAG laser and a novel water microjet irrigation system," Biomed. Opt. Express 11, 7253-7272 (2020) doi: https://doi.org/10.1364/BOE.408914
Lina Marcela Beltrán Bernal, Ferda Canbaz, Niklaus F. Friederich, Philippe C. Cattin, and Azhar Zam "Measurements of coupling efficiency of high power Er:YAG laser in different types of optical fibers", Proc. SPIE 11233, Optical Fibers and Sensors for Medical Diagnostics and Treatment Applications XX, 112331H (20 February 2020); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2546048
Zam, A. (2020) ‘Laser-Tissue Interaction’, in Stübinger, S., Klämpfl, F., Schmidt, M., and Zeilhofer, H.-F. (eds) Lasers in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Springer Nature Switzerland AG: Springer, pp. 25-34. doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-29604-9_3
Beltrán Bernal, L. M., Abbasi, H. and Zam, A. (2020) ‘Laser in Bone Surgery’, in Stübinger, S., Klämpfl, F., Schmidt, M., and Zeilhofer, H.-F. (eds) Lasers in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Springer Nature Switzerland AG: Springer, pp. 99-109. doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-29604-9_9
Canbaz, F., and Zam, A. (2020) ‘Laser Safety’, in Stübinger, S., Klämpfl, F., Schmidt, M., and Zeilhofer, H.-F. (eds) Lasers in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Springer Nature Switzerland AG: Springer, pp. 255-262. doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-29604-9_20
Arsham Hamidi, Yakub A. Bayhaqi, Ferda Canbaz, Alexander Navarini, Philippe C. Cattin, and Azhar Zam "Imaging photothermal-induced expansion of bone during laser osteotomy by phase-sensitive OCT: preliminary results", Proc. SPIE 11359, Biomedical Spectroscopy, Microscopy, and Imaging, 113590K (1 April 2020); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2555675
Congratulation to Hamed Abbasi.
Hamed has successfully defended his thesis on 16th December2020.
Entitled "Optical Feedback System for Smart Laserosteotome".
We wish you all the best with your Postdoc journey at Erasmus University Medical Center Rotterdam with Prof. Gerwin Puppels working on Raman Spectroscopy.
Congratulation to Herve.
Herve has successfully defended his thesis on 25th November 2020.
Entitled "Opto-acoustical feedback system for laser surgery".
We wish you all the best in your career.
Photonics Europe 2020
We're happy to announce our proceeding in Photonics Europe 2020 by Arsham Hamidi entitled with:
"Imaging photothermal-induced expansion of bone during laser osteotomy by phase-sensitive OCT: preliminary results"
BLOG Goes To Photonics West 2020
On Feb 2020, the Photonic West Conference was held at San Francisco. We're happy to have our presentations:
- Optical and optoacoustical feedback system for minimally invasive smart laser osteotomy
- Ablation monitoring with integrated long-range OCT and Er: YAG laser for smart laserosteotomy
- Monte Carlo investigation of deep learning tissue classification performance in OCT-based smart laser bone surgery
- Measurements of coupling efficiency of high power Er:YAG laser in different types of optical fiber
New Conference Proceeding in early 2020
We are pleased to inform our new proceeding in Jan 2020.
Hervé and Irena published their article entitled "Contact-free Crater Depth Monitoring Using Measured Acoustic Shock Waves for Smart Laser Surgery Applications: Preliminary Result". It has been published in Proc. IEEE Conference for International Conference on Radar, Antenna, Microwave, Electronics, and Telecommunications (ICRAMET) 2019 and is available online: https://doi.org/10.1109/ICRAMET47453.2019.8980427
Visit of Professor Prof. Martin Leahy
On Thursday, 12th December 2019, the seminar series for the PhD program was held with the presentation of Prof. Martin Leahy from the from the National University of Ireland, Galway.
His talk entitled “General axial resolution limit for tissue imaging“, took up discussion on depth-resolution limit for medical and biological imaging and the strategies to challenge this limitation. This event is intended to have a strong collaboration between National University of Ireland and University of Basel in Optical Imaging research.
Visit of Professor Conor L. Evans
The seminar series for the PhD program was held with the presentation of Prof. Conor L. Evans from Harvard University, USA. On Thursday, 5th December 2019, his talk entitled “Pharmacokinetic Tomography“, took up the state of the art in Coherent Raman Scattering (CRS) imaging tools which provide a label-free means to visualize specific molecules within tissue. This event is intended to have a strong collaboration in research for optical method for tissue differentiation.
Hervé Nguendon successfully presented his results in IEEE Sensors Conference
Hervé Nguendon successfully presented his work focusing on
"A First Approach to Miniaturized Optoacoustic Feedback Sensor for Smart Laser Osteotome : Fiber-Coupled Fabry-Pérot Etalon Sensor."
during the 2019 IEEE Sensors Conference, Montreal, Canada, 27rd October 2019.
New Publication in October
We are pleased to inform that 2 of our new articles is published this month.
The first article is from Yakub Aqib Bayahqi with his article entitled "Fast optical coherence tomography image enhancement using deep learning for smart laser surgery: preliminary study in bone tissue," has been published in Proc. SPIE 11207 for Fourth International Conference on Applications of Optics and Photonics and is available online: https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2527293
The second article is from Hamed Abbasi and our Former Intern Irena Sugiarto with their article entitled "Pilot Ex Vivo Study of Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy to Detect Bone Dehydration: An Approach for Irrigation Feedback in Laserosteotomy," has been published at the International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (ICEECS) and is available online doi: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3514693
Visit of Professor Michael C. Kolios
On Thursday, 10th October 2019, the seminar series for the PhD program was held with the presentation of Prof. Michael Kolios from the Ryerson University, Canada, on entitled “ A modern ceraunoscope: how to probe different biological length scales using photoacoustic imaging “. The talk took up the state of the art in photoacoustic technologies. This event is intended to have a strong collaboration between Ryerson and UniBasel in term of photoacoustic imaging. The event was continued with visit of research lab in DBE.
Herve's Second Publication
We are happy to inform that Hervé Nguendon Kenhagho’s second article entitled "Optoacoustic Tissue Differentiation using a Mach-Zehnder Interferometer," has been published in IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control and is available online: https://doi.org/10.1109/TUFFC.2019.2923696 (IMPACT FACTOR: 2.989)
We are pleased to inform that Hervé Nguendon Kenhagho’s article "Characterization of Ablated Bone and Muscle for Long-Pulsed Laser Ablation in Dry and Wet Conditions" has been published in Materials as part of the Special Issue Advances in Laser Technologies and Applications and is available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/12/8/1338 (IMPACT FACTOR: 2.467)
Intern Position OpeningSTUDENT PROJECT DESCRIPTION
We are currently open three intern position and two master student project in our lab. Please find more detail in the student project page here
Hervé Nguendon successfully presented his results in Kobe, Japan.
Hervé Nguendon successfully presented his work focusing on "Optoacoustic Tissue Differentiation using a Mach-Zehnder Interferometer: Preliminary Results" during the IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS), Kobe, Japan, 23rd October 2018.
We welcome our new postdoctoral associate member Dr. Ferda Canbaz starting September 2018.
She received her BS degree in Engineering Physics from Istanbul Technical University in 2011 and Master of Science degree in Optoelectronics and Photonics Engineering Program from Koc University in 2013. In 2018, She received her PhD degree from Koç University in Physics. Her research interests include femtosecond lasers, solid-state lasers in the near- and mid-infrared region, biomedical applications of lasers, laser processing, and nonlinear optics.
Prof. Azhar Zam and Yakub Bayhaqi from the MIRACLE/Biomedical Laser and Optics Group obtained the 1st Place Award for their paper "Neural Network in Tissue Characterization of Optical Coherence Tomography Images for Smart Laser Surgery: A Preliminary Study” in the “Best Oral Presentation" category at the “3rd International Seminar on Photonics, Optics and its Applications/ISPhOA 2018”. Congratulations!