Optical Nanoscopy


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Citation History (Web-of Science)

International Peer-Reviewed Journal Papers

    1. Azeem Ahmad, Vishesh Dubey, Vijay Raj Singh, Jean-Claude Tinguely, Cristina Ionica Øie, Deanna L. Wolfson, Dalip Singh Mehta, Peter T. C. So and Balpreet Singh Ahluwalia, "Quantitative phase microscopy of red blood cells during planar trapping and propulsion", Accepted, Lab-on-a-chip, 2018.

    2. Vishesh Dubey, Azeem Ahmad, Rajwinder Singh, Deanna L Wolfson, Purusotam Basnet, Ganesh Acharya, Dalip Singh Mehta, Balpreet Singh Ahluwalia, "Multi-modal chip-based fluorescence and quantitative phase microscopy for studying inflammation in macrophages", Accepted, Optics Express, 2018.

    3. Lavish Pamwani, Anowarul Habib, Frank Melandsø, Balpreet Singh Ahluwalia, Amit Shelke,"Single-Input and Multiple-Output Surface Acoustic Wave Sensing for Damage Quantification in Piezoelectric Sensors", Accepted, Sensors, 2018
    4. Ida S. Opstad, Deanna L. Wolfson, Cristina I. Øie, Balpreet S. Ahluwalia, “Multi-color imaging of sub-mitochondrial structures in living cells using structured illumination microscopy”, Accepted, Nanophotonics, 2018.
    5. Marcel Lahrberg, Mandeep Singh, Kedar Khare, Balpreet Singh Ahluwalia, “Accurate estimation of the illumination pattern’s orientation and wavelength in sinusoidal structured illumination microscopy”, Applied optics, 57 (5), 1019-1025, 2018.
    6. Cristina I Øie, Viola Mönkemöller, Wolfgang Hübner, Mark Schüttpelz, Hong Mao, Balpreet S Ahluwalia, Thomas R Huser, Peter McCourt, “New ways of looking at very small holes–using optical nanoscopy to visualize liver sinusoidal endothelial cell fenestrations”, Nanophotonics, 7, 575, 2018.
    7. JC Tinguely, ØI Helle, BS Ahluwalia, "Silicon nitride waveguide platform for fluorescence microscopy of living cells", Optics Express 25 (22), 27678-27690, 2017 
    8. Robin Diekmann#, Øystein I. Helle#, Cristina I. Øie, Peter McCourt, Thomas R. Huser, Mark Schüttpelz and Balpreet S. Ahluwalia, "Chip-based wide field-of-view nanoscopy", Nature Photonics11 (5), 322-328, 2017.

    9. Rajwinder Singh, Deanna Wolfson, Vishesh Dubey, Azeem Ahmad, Ganesh Acharya, Dalip Mehta, Purusotam Basnet, Balpreet Ahluwalia, "Inflammatory response of macrophages and trophoblasts investigated using structured illumination microscopy and quantitative phase microscopy", Placenta 57, 333, 2017
    10. Balpreet S. Ahluwalia, "High-resolution optical nanoscopy of placental cells", Placenta 57, 238-239, 2017
    11. Balpreet S Ahluwalia, Øystein I Helle, Olav G Hellesø, “Rib waveguides for trapping and transport of particles”,Optics Express 24 (5), 4477-4487, 2016

    12. Sanat Wagle, Adit Decharat, Anowarul Habib, Balpreet S. Ahluwalia and Frank Melandsø, “Evaluation of adhesive-free crossed-electrode poly(vinylidene fluoride) copolymer array transducers for high frequency imaging”, Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, 55, 7S1, 2016

    13. Øystein, Ivar Helle, Balpreet Singh Ahluwalia, Olav Gaute, Hellesø, "Optical transport, lifting and trapping of micro-particles by planar waveguides", Opt Express., 23(5), 2015.
    14. S. M. Lindecrantz, J.-C. Tinguely, B. Singh Ahluwalia, O. G. Hellesø", Sensitivity of a Mach-Zehnder interferometer made with shallow rib waveguides", J. Eur. Opt. Soc.- Rapid, 10, 15020 (2015).

    15. Balpreet Singh Ahluwalia*, Peter McCourt, Ana Oteiza, James S. Wilkinson, Thomas R. Huser and Olav Gaute Hellesø, “Squeezing red blood cells with the evanescent field of an optical waveguide to monitor cell deformability during blood storage”, Analyst,140, 223-229, 2015.
    16. Løvhaugen, Pål; Ahluwalia, Balpreet Singh; Huser, Thomas Rolf; Hellesø, Olav Gaute. Serial Raman spectroscopy of particles trapped on a waveguide. Optics Express 2013; Volum 21 (3). ISSN 1094-4087.s 2964 - 2970.s doi: 10.1364/OE.21.002964.
    17. C A. Changou, D L. Wolfson, B S Ahluwalia, R J. Bold, H-J Kung, F Y. S. Chuang, “Quantitative Analysis of Autophagy using Advanced 3D Fluorescence Microscopy”, Jour. of Visualized Experiments, In Press 2012.
    18. Olav Gaute Hellesø, Pal Løvhaugen, Ananth Z. Subramanian, James S. Wilkinson and Balpreet Singh Ahluwalia*, “Surface transport and stable trapping of particles and cells by an optical waveguide loop”, Lab-on-a-chip, 2012, In press DOI: 10.1039/c2lc40375g,
    19. Balpreet Singh Ahluwalia, P Løvhaugen, and O. G. Hellesø, "Waveguide trapping of hollow glass spheres," Opt. Lett. 36, 3347-3349 (2011).  
    20. B. S. Ahluwalia, Peter McCourt, Thomas Huser and Olav Gaute Hellesø, “Optical Trapping and propulsion of red blood cells on waveguide surfaces”, Optics Express18, 21053 (2010). 
    21. B. P. S. Ahluwalia, Ananth Z. Subramanian, Olav Gaute Hellesø, Nicolas M. B. Perney, Neil P. Sessions and James S Wilkinson, “Fabrication of sub-micron high refractive index tantalum pentoxide waveguides for optical propulsion of microparticles”, Photonics Technological Letters,20757, (2009). 
    22. S. Vasudevan, George C. K. Chen, and B. P. S. Ahluwalia, "Integration of laser trapping for continuous and selective monitoring of photothermal response of a single microparticle," Optics Letters. 33, 2779-2781 (2008). 
    23. B. P. S. Ahluwalia, X.-C. Yuan, K. J. Moh, and J. Bu, "Experimental transfer of torque induced by localized polarization of radially polarized vector beams to anisotropic micro-particles", Applied Physics Letters, 91, 171102(2007).
    24. B. P. S. Ahluwalia, X.-C. Yuan, et. al. ,Tolerance of microfabricated wedge for the generation of geometrical stable optical vortex at focal vicinity”, Applied Physics Letters, 90, 091115, (2007). 
    25. X.-C. Yuan, B. P. S. Ahluwaliaet. al., Generation of high-quality optical vortex beams in free-space propagation by microfabricated wedge with spatial filtering technique”, Applied Physics Letters, 91, 051103 (2007). 
    26. X.-C. Yuan, B. P. S. Ahluwalia et. al., “Wavelength-scalable micro-fabricated wedge for generation of optical vortex beam in optical manipulation”, Applied Physics B, 86, 209-213, (2007). 
    27. J. Lin, X.-C. Yuan, J. Bu, B. P. Ahluwalia, Y. Y. Sun, R. E. Burge, “Selective generation of high-order optical vortices from a single phase wedge”, Optics Letters, 32, 2927-2929, (2007).
    28. X.-C. Yuan , B. P. S. Ahluwalia, W.C. Cheong, J. Bu, H. B. Niu and X. Peng, “Direct electron beam writing of kinoform micro-axicon for generation of propagation-invariant beams with long non-diffracting distance”, Journal of Optics A, 9, 329, (2007)
    29. J. Bu, J. Lin, K. J. Moh, B. P. S. Ahluwalia, H. L. Chen, X. Peng, H. B. Niu and X. C. Yuan, “3D optical vortices generated by micro-optical elements and its novel applications”, Optoelectronics Letter 3, 136-140, (2007)
    30. B. P. S. Ahluwalia, W. C. Cheong, et. al., "Design and fabrication of double-axicon for the generation of tailorable self-imaged three-dimensional intensity voidsOptics Letters, 31, 987, (2006)
    31. B. P. S. Ahluwalia, X.-C. Yuan, S. H. Tao, W. C. Cheong, L. S. Zhang, and H. Wang., "Micro-manipulation of high and low indices microparticles using a microfabricated double-axicon", 99, 113104, Journal of Applies Physics(2006). 
    32. K. J. Moh, X.-C. Yuan, W. C. Cheong, L. S Zhang, J. Lin, B. P.S. Ahluwalia and H. Wang, "High power efficient multiple optical vortices in a single beam generated by a kinoform type spiral phase plate", Applied OpticsAppl. Opt. 45, 1153-1161 (2006). 
    33. B. P. S. Ahluwalia, X.-C. Yuan, S. H. Tao, J. Bu, H. Wang, X. Peng, and H. B. Niu, "Microfabricated-composite-hologram-enabled multiple channel longitudinal optical guiding of microparticles in nondiffracting core of a Bessel beam array", Applied Physics Letters, 87, 084104, (2005). 
    34. B. P. S. Ahluwalia, X.-C. Yuan and S. H. Tao, “Evolution of composite off-axis vortexes embedded in the propagation-invariant beams”, Optics Communication, 247, 1, (2005).Citation: - 1
    35. W.C. Cheong, B. P. S. Ahluwaliaet. al. "Fabrication of efficient micro-axicon by direct electron beam lithography for long non-diffracting distance of Bessel beams for optical manipulation", Applied Physics Letters, 87, 024104-1 (2005).
    36. W M Lee, B P S Ahluwalia, X-C Yuan, W C Cheong and K Dholakia., "Optical steering of high and low index microparticles by manipulating an off-axis vortex”, Journal of Optics A, 7, 1-6 (2005). Citation: -20
    37. S. H. Tao, X.-C. Yuan and B. P. S. Ahluwalia, “Generation of an array of nondiffracting beams by a single composite computer generated hologram”, Journal of Optics A7, 40 (2005).
    38. B. P. S. Ahluwalia, X.-C. Yuan, S. H. Tao., “Generation of self-imaged optical bottle beam”,Optics Communication 238, 177-184 (2004).
    39. B. P. S. Ahluwalia, X.-C. Yuan, S. H. Tao, “Transfer of ‘pure’ on-axis spin orbital angular momentum to the absorptive particle using self-imaged optical bottle beam”, Optics Express, 12, 5172, (2004). 

 Papers Published in SPIE Proceedings

  1. Peter McCourt, Thomas Huser, Karen Kristine Sørensen ,Cristina Ionica Øie, Viola Mönkemöller,  Balpreet Singh Ahluwalia, Optical nanoscopy to reveal structural and functional properties of liver cells", Invited Paper, SPIE Optics and Photonics, San Diego, Nanoimaging and Nanospectroscopy, 2015.
  2. Øystein Ivar Helle, Cristina Ionica Øie, Peter McCourt, Balpreet Singh Ahluwalia*, "Chip-based optical microscopy for imaging membrane sieve plates of liver scavenger cells", SPIE Optics and Photonics, San Diego, Nanoimaging and Nanospectroscopy, 2015
  3. Balpreet S. Ahluwalia, Deanna L. Wolfson, Frank Y. S. Chuang, Thomas R. Huser, “Optical nanoscopy of a living cell” SPIE Optics & Photonics, 2014, San Deigo (Invited Paper),
  4. Balpreet S. Ahluwalia, Petter Brox, Øystein Helle, et al., "Near-field waveguide trapping and tracking of particles using fluorescence imaging", Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 8999, 899905 (2014).
  5. Susan Lindecrantz,  Firehun T. Dullo,  Balpreet S. Ahluwalia, et al., "Sensitivity of Mach-Zehnder interferometer for dissolved gas monitoring", Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 8988, 898818 (2014).
  6. Ahluwalia, Balpreet Singh; Hellesø, Olav Gaute. Optical waveguide loop for planar trapping of blood cells and microspheres. Proceedings of SPIE, the International Society for Optical Engineering 2013; Volum 8810 (12). ISSN 0277-786X.s doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2023945.
  7. Pal Lovhaugen, Balpreet S. Ahluwalia, Thomas R. Huser, Peter McCourt and Olav Gaute Helleso, "Optical trapping forces on biological cells on a waveguide surface", Proc. SPIE 7902, 79020N (2011).
  8. Løvhaugen, Pål; Ahluwalia, Balpreet S.; Hellesø, Olav G., “Optical waveguide trapping forces on hollow glass spheres”, Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 7950, pp. 79500P-79500P-9 (2011). 
  9. B. P. S. Ahluwalia,; Olav Gaute Hellesø; Ananth Z. Subramanian; James S. Wilkinson; Jie Chen; Xuyuan Chen., "Integrated platform based on high refractive index contrast waveguide for optical guiding and sorting", Proc. SPIE 7613, 76130R (2010). Citation : 2
  10. B. P. S. Ahluwalia and Woei M. Lee, "Collinear non-diffracting beams: classification and properties", Proc. SPIE 7613, 76130U (2010).
  11.  Balpreet S Ahluwalia, O.G. Hellesø, A. Z. Subramanian, James S. Wilkinson, Jie Chen and Xuyuan Chen, "Integrated platform based on high refractive index contrast waveguide for optical guiding and sorting", Proc. SPIE 7613, 76130R (2010); Citation: 2
  12. Yuan X.-C., B.P. S Ahluwalia, W. C. Cheong ; Zhang L. S. ; Le W. M. ; Moh K. J.,  Tao S. H. (1) ; Niu H. B.; Peng X., “Design and fabrication of micro-optical elements for the generation of various novel beams and its applications in optical tweezers”, Proc. SPIE 6027, 602709 (2006).
  13. Balpreet Singh Ahluwalia, Xiaocong Yuan and Shaohua Tao, "Self-imaged optical bottle beam based optical tweezers systems", Proc. SPIE 5930, 59300V (2005);
  14. B. P S. Ahluwaliaet. al., "Bottle beam based optical trapping system for three-dimensional trapping of high and low index microparticles", SPIE Proceeding Paper, Vol. 5931 U.S.A (2005).
  15. X.-C. Yuan, W. M. Lee, W. C. Cheong, S. H. Tao, B. S. Ahluwalia, K. J. Moh, M. He, H. B. Niu and X. Peng, “Optical trapping and micromanipulation using micro-beam shaping created by micro-optical elements, Proceedings of SPIE 5636, 27 (2005).
  16.  Xiao-Cong Yuan, Shao Hua Tao, Woei Ming Lee and Balpreet P. S. Ahluwalia, "Selective optical trapping using optical beams with fractional helical phase", Proc. SPIE 5514, 632 (2004);

Invited International Conference (Since 2014)

  1. Cristina I. Øie, Hong Mao, Ida S. Opstad, Deanna L. Wolfson, Peter A. McCourt, Balpreet S. Ahluwalia, “Mapping sub-cellular nanostructures and functions in a living sinusoidal endothelial liver cell by 3D-structured illumination microscopy”, SPIE Optics & Photonics, San Deigo, USA, 2016 .
  2. Balpreet Singh Ahluwalia*, Deanna L Wolfson, Frank Y. S. Chuang, Thomas Huser,"Optical Nanoscopy of Living Cell Using Structured Illumination Microscopy, ICMAT, Singapore, 2015.
  3. Peter McCourt; Thomas R. Huser; Karen K. Sørensen; Cristina I. Øie; Viola Mönkemöller; Balpreet S. Ahluwalia*, “Optical nanoscopy to reveal structural and functional properties of liver cells”, SPIE Optics & Photonics, USA, 2015.
  4.  B. S. Ahluwalia, Deanna L. Wolfson, Frank Y. S. Chuang, Thomas R. Huser, “Optical nanoscopy of a living cell”, SPIE Optics & Photonics, San Deigo, USA, 2014 
Selected National and International conference
  1. Balpreet Singh Ahluwalia*, Deanna L Wolfson, Frank Y. S. Chuang, Thomas Huser, "Optical Nanoscopy of Living Cell Using Structured Illumination Microscopy, Invited Paper, ICMAT, Singapore 2015.
  2. B.S. Ahluwalia, P. Løvhaugen, P. McCourt, J.S. Wilkinson, T.R. Huser, and O.G. Hellesø, “Experimental and numerical study of trapping of cells on a waveguide”, World of Photonics Congress, in CLEO/Europe and EQEC, München, Germany 2011. 
  3. P. Løvhaugen, B.S. Ahluwalia, A. Subramanian, J.S. Wilkinson, T.R. Huser and O.G. Hellesø, “Raman spectroscopy of particles trapped on a waveguide loop”, World of Photonics Congress 2011, München, Germany.
  4.  B. P. S. Ahluwalia, et. al., “Propulsion Velocity of Red Blood Cells on Ta2O5 Optical Waveguides”, EOS Annual Meeting, Paris, France, (2010).
  5. 4.   B. P. S. Ahluwalia, et. al., “Optical micro-manipulation of cells on optical waveguide”, Norwegian Electro- Optics Meeting, Norway (2010).
  6. B. P. S. Ahluwalia, “High-index contrast waveguides for microparticle guidance”, Photonics-India, (2008).
  7.  B. P. S. Ahluwalia, Integration of laser tweezers for ‘continuous’ and ‘selective’ monitoring of photothermal response of micro-particle”, Norwegian Electro-Optics Meeting, Norway (2008).
  8. B. P. S. Ahluwaliaet.al., "Study of Optical Vortex Beam Generated by Fabricated Optical Wedge in Continuous & Polychromatic Regimes," in Frontiers in Optics, OSA Technical Digest FWQ6, USA (2007)
  9. B. S. Ahluwalia, J. Bu, and X. Yuan, "Study of Optical Vortex Beam Generated by Fabricated Optical Wedge in Continuous and Polychromatic Regimes," in Frontiers in Optics, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper FWQ6.
  10. X-C. Yuan, B. P. S. Ahluwalia, W. C. Cheong, L. S. Zhang, W. M. Lee, K. J. Moh, J. Lin, and S. H. Tao, "High Efficient Micro-Optical Elements for Optical Vortices in Optical Manipulation," inFrontiers in Optics, OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper FWT1.
  11. B. P. S. Ahluwalia, X. Yuan, and S. Tao, "Micro-beam shaping to generate various non-diffracting modes," in Diffractive Optics and Micro-Optics, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper DMA6.


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