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Biophotonics & Lund University – South China Normal University Biophotonics collaboration

A partial list of recent publications


  • S. Jansson, M. Brydegaard, L. Mei, T.Q. Li, J. Larsson, E. Malmqvist, S. Åkesson and S. Svanberg, Spatial Monitoring of Flying Insects over a Swedish Lake using a Continous-Wave Lidar System, Royal Society Open Science 10, 221557 (2023)
  • S. Svanberg, Monitoring Atmospheric Atomic Mercury by Optical Techniques, Atmosphere 14, 1124 (2023)
  • S. Svanberg, Lidar – Remote sensing for assessment in the agro-food sector, J. Physics – Photonics, to appear (2023)


  • Q. Zhang, Y.T. Sun, and S. Svanberg, Compact Fluorosensor for Close-Range Remote-Sensing characterization of fruits, Proc. SPIE 12164, 1216403 (2022)


  • Z. Duan, G.Y. Zhao, S.M. Zhu, M. Lian, Y.Y. Li, W.X. Zhang and S. Svanberg, Atmospheric Mercury Pollution in the Xi´an Area, China, Atmosphere 12, 27 (2021).
  • Y.T. Sun, Y.Y. Lin, G.Y. Zhao, and S. Svanberg, Identification of Flying Insects in the Spatial, Spectral, and Time Domains, with Focus on Mosquito Imaging, Sensors 21, 3329  (2021)
  • Y.Y. Lin, P. Lundin, E. Krite Svanberg, K. Svanberg, S. Svanberg, and A.-L. Sahlberg, Gas in Scattering Media Absorption Spectroscopy on Small and Large Scales – Towards the Extension of Lung Spectroscopic Monitoring to Adults, Translational Biophotonics, DOI: 10.1002/tbio.202100003 (2021)
  • H. Zhang, N. Han, Y.Y. Lin, J.W. Huang, S. Svanberg, and K. Svanberg, Gas Monitoring in Human Frontal Sinuses – Stability Considerations and Gas Exchange Studies, Sensors 21, 4413 (2021)
  • K. Komolibus, C. Fisher, J. Swartling, S. Svanberg, K. Svanberg, and S. Andersson-Engels, Perspectives on Interstitial Photodynamic Therapy for Malignant Tumors, J. Biomed. Optics 26, 070604 (2021)


  • J.L. Wang, S.M. Zhu, Y.Y. Lin, S. Svanberg, and G.Y. Zhao, Mosquito counting system based on optical sensing, Applied Physics B 126  (2020).
  • Z. Duan, Y. Yuan, J.C. Lu, J.L. Wang, Y. Li, S. Svanberg, and G.Y. Zhao, Under-water spatially, spectrally, and temporally resolved optical monitoring of aquatic fauna, Optics Express, Doi  10.1364/OE.383061 (2020).
  • J.C. Lu, Y. Yuan, Z. Duan, G.Y. Zhao and S. Svanberg, Short-range Remote Sensing of Water Quality by a Handheld Fluorosensor System, Applied Optics 59, C1-C7 (2020).
  • G.Y.  Zhao, W.X. Zhang, Z. Duan, M. Lian, N.B. Hou, Y.Y. Li, S.M. Zhu, and S. Svanberg, Mercury as a geophysical tracer gas - Emissions from the Emperor Qin tomb in Xi´an studied by laser radar, Scientific Reports 10, 10414 (2020)
  • X.B. Lin, H. Zhang, L.N. Hu, G.Y. Zhao, S. Svanberg, and K. Svanberg, Ripening of Avocado Fruits Studied by Spectroscopic Techniques, Journal of Biophotonics, (2020)
  • Y.Y. Lin and S. Svanberg, Foreground Scattering Elimination by Inverse Lock-in-Like Spatial Modulation, Vision 4, 37; doi:10.3390/vision4030037 (2020)
  • M. Mousavi, L.T. Moriyama, C. Grecco, M. Nogueira, K. Svanberg, C. Kurachi, and S. Andersson-Engels, Real-time photodynamic therapy dosimetry using multi-excitation, multi-emission: Towards accurate prediction of treatment outcome. J. Biomed. Optics, in Press (2020).


  • L.N. Hu, W.S. Li, H.Y. Lin, Y. Li, H. Zhang, K. Svanberg, and S. Svanberg, Towards an Optical Diagnostic System for Otitis Media using a Combination of Otoscopy and Spectroscopy, J. Biophotonics, (2019)
  • D.L. Chen, W.S. Li, W. He, H. Zhang, Q.W. Zhang, H.Y. Lin, S. Svanberg, K. Svanberg, and P. Chen, Laser-based gas absorption apectroscopy in decaying hip bone: Water vapor as a predictor of osteonecrosis, J. Biomed. Opt. 24, 065001 (2019)
  • Z.W. Song, B.X. Zhang, H.Q. Feng, S.M. Zhu, L.N. Hu, M. Brydegaard, Y.Y. Li, S. Jansson, K. Svanberg, G.Y. Zhao, J. Bood, S. Svanberg, and D.S. Li, Application of lidar remote sensing of insects in agricultural entomology on the Chinese scene, J. Appl. Entomology, Doi: 10.1111/jen.12714 (2019).
  • S. Svanberg, Gas in Scattering Media Absorption Spectroscopy, in M. Sigrist (Ed)., Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry, DOI: 10.1002/9780470027318.a9325.pub2 (John Wiley & Sons, 2019)
  • J. Bunke, R. Sheikh, N. Reistad and M. Malmsjö (2019). "Extended-wavelength diffuse reflectance spectroscopy for a comprehensive view of blood perfusion and tissue response in human forearm skin." Microvascular Research 124: 1-5. doi: 10.1016/j.mvr.2019.02.001
  • R. Sheikh, J. Bunke, R. L. Thorisdottir, J. Hult, K. Tenland, B. Gesslein, N. Reistad and M. Malmsjö (2019). "Hypoperfusion following the injection of epinephrine in human forearm skin can be measured by RGB analysis but not with laser speckle contrast imaging." Microvascular research 121: 7-13. doi:10.1016/j.mvr.2018.08.005
  • R. Sheikh, M. Cinthio, U. Dahlstrand, T. Erlöv, M. Naumovska, B. Hammar, S. Zackrisson, T. Jansson, N. Reistad and M. Malmsjö (2019). "Clinical translation of a novel photoacoustic imaging system for examining the temporal artery". IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control. Accepted for publication. doi:10.1109/TUFFC.2018.2868674


  • G. Zhao, E. Malmqvist, K. Rydhmer, A. Strand, G. Bianco, L.-A. Hansson, S. Svanberg, and M. Brydegaard, Inelastic Hyperspectral Lidar for Aquatic Ecosystems Monitoring and Landscape Plant Scanning Test, EPJ Web of Conferences 176, 01003 (2018).
  • S.M. Zhu, E. Malmqvist, Y.Y. Li, S. Jansson, W.S. Li, Z. Duan, W. Fu, K. Svanberg, J. Bood, H.Q. Feng, S. Åkesson, Z.W. Song, B.X. Zhang, G.Y. Zhao, D.S. Li, M. Brydegaard and S. Svanberg, Insect Remote Sensing using a Polarization Sensitive CW Lidar System in Chinese Rice Fields, EPJ Web of Conferences 176, 07001 (2018).
  • P. Chen, W.S. Li, H.Y. Lin, D.L. Chen, Y. Li, K. Svanberg, and S. Svanberg, Assessment of Free Gas in the Tibial Condyle Bone of the Human Knee by Diode Laser Spectroscopy with Possible Application to Arthrosis Diagnostics, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quant. Electr. 25, (2018)
  • E. Malmqvist, S. Jansson, S.M. Zhu, W.S Li, K. Svanberg, S. Svanberg, J. Rydell, Z.W. Song, J. Bood, M. Brydegaard, and S. Åkesson, The Bat-Bird-Bug Battle: Daily Flight Activity of Insects and Their Predators over a Rice Field Revealed by High Resolution Scheimpflug Lidar, Roy.Soc.Open Sci. 5, 172303 (2018).
  • Y. Li, W.S. Li, L.N. Hu, K. Svanberg and S. Svanberg, Non-intrusive Studies of Gas Contents and Gas Diffusion in Hen Eggs, Biomed. Optics Express 10, 83 (2018)
  • J. Larsson, P. Liao, P. Lundin, E. Krite Svanberg, J. Swartling, M. Lewander Xu, J. Bood and S. Andersson‐Engels (2018). "Development of a 3‐dimensional tissue lung phantom of a preterm infant for optical measurements of oxygen-Laser‐detector position considerations."Journal of Biophotonics. DOI: 10.1002 jbio.201700097.
  • R. Sheikh, U. Dahlstrand, K. Memarzadeh, J. Blohmé, N. Reistad and M. Malmsjö (2018). "Optimal epinephrine concentration and time delay to minimize perfusion in eyelid surgery: measured by laser-based methods and a novel form of extended-wavelength diffuse reflectance spectroscopy."Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 34(2): 123-129. doi: 10.1097/IOP.0000000000000883
  • U. Dahlstrand, R. Sheikh, C. D. Nguyen, J. Hult, N. Reistad and M. Malmsjö (2018). "Identification of tumor margins using diffuse reflectance spectroscopy with an extended‐wavelength spectrum in a porcine model."Skin Research and Technology 00(0): 1-5. doi:10.1111/srt.12583
  • N. Reistad, J. H. Nilsson, M. Bergenfeldt, P. Rissler and C. Sturesson (2018). "Intraoperative liver steatosis characterization using diffuse reflectance spectroscopy."HPB (Hepato Pancreato Biliary). In press. doi:10.1016/j.hpb.2018.06.1809
  • M. Brydegaard and S. Svanberg, Photonic Monitoring of Atmospheric and Aquatic Fauna, Lasers and Photonics Review, DOI: 10.1002/lpor.201800135 (2018)


  • S.M. Zhu, E. Malmqvist, W.S. Li, S. Jansson, Y.Y. Li, Z. Duan, K. Svanberg, H.Q. Feng, Z.W. Song, G.Y. Zhao, M. Brydegaard, and S. Svanberg, Insect Abundance over Chinese Rice Fields in Relation to Environmental Parameters, Studied with a Polarization-sensitive CW Near-IR Lidar System, Appl. Phys. B 123:211 (2017) DOI 10.1007/s00340-017-6784-x
  • W.S. Li, H.Y.  Lin, H. Zhang, K. Svanberg and S. Svanberg, Detection of Free Oxygen and Water Vapor in Fertilized and Unfertilized Eggs by Diode Laser Spectroscopy – Exploration of Diagnostics Possibilities, J. Biophotnics Doi 10.1002/jbio.201700154 (2017)
  • J.H. Nilsson, N. Reistad, H. Brange, C-F. Öberg and C. Sturesson (2017). Diffuse Reflectance Spectroscopy for Surface Measurement of Liver Pathology.European Surgical Research. 58(1-2):40-50.
  • M. Mousavi, B. Thomasson, M. Li, M. Kraft, C. Würth, U. Resch-Genger, and S. Andersson-Engels (2017). Beam-profile-compensated quantum yield measurements of upconverting nanoparticles. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 19(33), 22016-22022.


  • S. Svanberg, G.Y. Zhao, H. Zhang, J. Huang, M. Lian, T.Q. Li, S.M. Zhu, Y.Y. Li, Z. Duan, H.Y. Lin and K. Svanberg, Laser Spectroscopy Applied to Environmental, Ecologial, Food Safety and Biomedical Research, Optics Express 24, A515 (2016).
  • H.Y. Lin, W.S.  Li, H. Zhang, P. Chen, W. He, S. Svanberg, and  K. Svanberg, Diagnostics of Femoral Head Status in Humans using Laser Spectroscopy – In vitro Studies, J. Biophotonics, DOI 10.1002/jbio.201600229 (2016).
  • Y.Y. Li, H. Zhang, Z. Duan, M. Lian, G.Y. Zhao, X.H. Sun, J.D. Hu, L.N. Gao, H.Q. Feng, and S. Svanberg, Optical Characterization of Agricultural Pest Insects: A Methodological Study in the Spectral and Time Domains, Appl. Physics B, doi 10.10007/s00340-016-6485-x (2016)G.Y. Zhao, M. Ljungholm, E. Malmqvist, G. Bianco, L.A. Hansson, S. Svanberg, and M. Brydegaard, Inelastic Hyperspectral Lidar for Profiling Aquatic Ecosystems, Lasers & Photonics Rev. doi 10.1002/lpor.201600093 (2016)
  • S.M. Zhu, Y.Y. Li, L.N. Gao, T.Q. Li, G.Y. Zhao, S. Svanberg, C.H. Lu, J.D. Hu, J.R. Huang and H.Q. Feng, Optical Remote Detection of Flying Chinese Agricultural Pest Insects using Dark-field Reflectance Measurements, Acta Sinica Entymologica 59, 1376-1385 (2016).
  • J. Huang , H. Zhang, H.Y. Lin, T.Q. Li, L. Mei, K. Svanberg, and S. Svanberg, Gas Exchange in Fruits Related to Skin Condition and Fruit Ripening, J. Biomed. Opt.  21 (12), 127007 (2016);  doi: 10.1117/1.JBO.21.12.127007
  • T.Q.  Li, H.Y. Lin, H. Zhang, K. Svanberg, and S. Svanberg, Application of Tunable Diode Laser Spectroscopy in Assessment of Food Quality, Appl. Spectroscopy doi 10.1177/00037028/6667515 (2016).
  • E. Krite Svanberg, P. Lundin, M. Larsson, J. Åkesson, K. Svanberg, S. Svanberg, S. Andersson-Engels and V. Fellman (2016). Noninvasive monitoring of oxygen in the lungs of newborn infants by diode laser spectroscopy, Pediatric Research 79, 621.
  • M. Mousavi, H. Söderlund, H. Liu, and S. Andersson-Engels (2016). Improving Penetration Depth in Biological Imaging using Nd3+/Yb3+/Er3+-doped Upconverting Nanoparticles. In Optical Tomography and Spectroscopy (pp. OTu2C-5). Optical Society of America.


  • H. Zhang, J. Huang, T.Q. Li, S. Svanberg, and K. Svanberg, Optical Detection of Middle Ear Infection using Spectroscopic Techniques - Phantom Experiments, J. Biomedical Optics 20, 057001 2015). Doi 10.1117/1.JBO.20.5.057001
  • J. Huang, H. Zhang, T.Q. Li, H.Y. Lin, K. Svanberg, and S. Svanberg, Assessment of Human Sinus Cavity Air Volume using Tunable Diode Laser Spectroscopy, with Application to Sinusitis Diagnostics, J. Biophotonics 8, 985 (2015)
  • H. Zhang, H.Y. Lin, T.Q. Li, Z. Duan, K. Svanberg and S. Svanberg, Non-Invasive Optical Detection of Oxygen Content in Food Packages using Gas in Scattering Media Absorption Spectroscopy, Acta Optica Sinica 36, 0230005-1 (2015)
  • K. Svanberg and S. Svanberg, Monitoring of Free Gas In-Situ for Medical Diagnostics using Laser Spectroscopic Techniques, in Frontiers in Biophotonics for Translational Medicine, U.S. Dimish and M. Olivo (eds) (Springer, Singapore 2015) 307-321
  • M. Brydegaard, A.J. Thompson, S. Andersson-Engels, N. Bendsoe, K. Svanberg, and S. Svanberg, Complete Parameterization of Temporally and Spectrally Resolved Laser Induced Fluorescence Data with Applications in Bio-photonics, Chemometrics Intell. Lab. Systems 142, 95 (2015)
  • J. Larsson, L. Mei, P. Lundin, J. Bood, and S. Svanberg, Development of a Compact Multipass Oxygen Sensor used for Gas Diffusion Studies in Opaque Media, Appl. Optics 54, 9772 (2015)
  • N. Reistad, J. Nilsson, O. Vilhelmsson Timmermand, C. Sturesson and S. Andersson-Engels (2015). Diffuse reflectance spectroscopy of liver tissue. SPIE Biophotonics South America 2015, SPIE.
  • N. Reistad, M. Mayjonade, A. Ahadi and S. Andersson-Engels (2015). Characterization of probe contact effects on diffuse reflectance spectroscopy measurements. SPIE Biophotonics South America, International Society for Optics and Photonics.
  • M. Mayjonade, N. Reistad and A. Ahadi (2014). Simulation and biomechanical characterization of indentation on human skin. Nordic Seminar on Computational Mechanics, 2014.
  • H. Söderlund, M. Mousavi, H. Liu and S. Andersson-Engels (2015). Increasing depth penetration in biological tissue imaging using 808-nm excited Nd3+/Yb3+/Er3+-doped upconverting nanoparticles. Journal of Biomedical Optics20(8), 086008-086008.


  • J. Huang, H. Zhang, T.Q. Li, G.Y. Zhao, S. Svanberg and K. Svanberg, Studies of Oxygen and Oxygen Exchange in Fruits using Gas in Scattering Media Absorption Spectroscopy, Proc. PIERS Guangzhou 1251-1255 (2014)
  • H. Zhang, J. Huang, T.Q.  Li, X.X. Wu, S. Svanberg and K. Svanberg, Studies for Tropical Fruit Ripening Using Three Different Spectroscopic Techniques, J. Biomed. Opt. 19, 067001  (2014)
  • L. Mei, G. Somesfalean and S. Svanberg, Pathlength Determination for Gas in Scattering  Media Absorption Spectroscopy, Sensors 14, 3871 (2014)
  • L. Mei, G. Somesfalean, and S. Svanberg. Frequency-modulated Light Scattering Interferometry Employed for Optical Properties and Dynamic Studies of Turbid Media, Biomedical Optics Express 5, 2810 (2014).
  • M. Brydegaard, A. Gebru and S. Svanberg, Super Resolution Laser Radar with Blinking Atmospheric Particles – Application to Interacting Flying Insects, Progress Electromagnetic Res. 147, 141 (2014)
  • S. Svanberg, Gas in Scattering Media Absorption Spectroscopy, in M. Sigrist (Ed)., Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry,  DOI: 10.1002/9780470027318.a9325 (John Wiley & Sons, 2014)
  • H. Xie, Z. Xie, M. Mousavi, N. Bendsoe, M. Brydegaard, J. Axelsson and S. Andersson-Engels (2014). Design and validation of a fiber optic point probe instrument for therapy guidance and monitoring. Journal of Biomedical Optics19(7), 071408-071408.
  • M. Mayjonade, N. Reistad and A. Ahadi (2014). Simulation and biomechanical characterization of indentation on human skin. Nordic Seminar on Computational Mechanics, 2014.


  • L. Mei, S. Svanberg, and G. Somesfalean, Frequency-Modulated Light Scattering in Colloidal Suspensions, Appl. Phys. Lett. 102, 061104 (2013)
  • M. Brydegaard, P. Samuelsson, M.V. Kudenov and S. Svanberg, On the Exploitation of Mid-Infrared Iridescence of Plumage for Remote Classification of Nocturnal Migrating Birds, App. Spectr. 67, 477 (2013)
  • S. Svanberg, Biophotonics – Techniques and Applications - Editorial, Lasers and Photonics Reviews 7, A43 (2013)
  • S. Svanberg, Gas in Scattering Media Absorption Spectroscopy – from Basic Studies to Biomedical Applications, Lasers and Photonics Reviews 7, 779 (2013)
  • A. Merdasa, M. Brydegaard, S. Svanberg and J.T.  Zoueu, Staining Free Malaria Diagnostics by Multispectral and Multimodality Light-Emitting-Diode Microscopy, J. Biomed. Phys. 18, 036002 (2013)
  • S. Svanberg,  Laser Spectroscopy in Medical Applications, Chapter 10 in Lasers for Medical Applications: Diagnostics, therapy and surgery, Ed. H. Jelinkova (Woodhead Publishing, Cambridge 2013) pp. 286-324
  • P. Lundin, E. Krite Svanberg, L. Cocola, M. Lewander Xu, G. Somesfalean, S. Andersson-Engels, J. Jahr, V. Fellman, K. Svanberg, and S. Svanberg, Non-invasive Monitoring of Gas in the Lungs and Intestines of Newborn Infants using Diode Lasers: Feasibility Study, J. Biomedical Optics 18, 127005 (2013)
  • S. Svanberg, Laser Spectroscopy for Medical Applications, in Laser Spectroscopy for SensingFundamentals, techniques and applications  Ed. M. Baudelet (Woodhead Publishing, Cambridge 2013) (Invited book chapter)


  • 1. P. Lundin, E. Krite Svanberg, L. Cocola, M. Lewander, S. Andersson-Engels, J. Jahr, V. Fellman, K. Svanberg, and S. Svanberg, Non-Invasive Gas Monitoring in Newborn Infants using Diode Laser Absorption Spectroscopy: A Case Study, Proc. SPIE 8229, 822903-1 (2012).
  • L. Mei, P. Lundin, S. Andersson-Engels, S. Svanberg, G. Somesfalean, Characterization and Validation of the Frequency-Modulation Continuous Wave Technique for Assessment of Photon Migration in Scattering Media, Applied Physics B 119, 467-475 (2012).
  • L. Mei, P. Lundin, M. Brydegaard, S.Y. Gong, D.S. Tang, G. Somesfalean, S. He, and S. Svanberg, Tea Classification and Quality Assessment using Laser Induced Fluorescence Combined with Singular Value Decomposition, Appl. Optics 51, 803 (2012).
  • A. Runemark, M. Wellenreuther, H. Jayaweera, S. Svanberg and M. Brydegaard, Rare Events in Remote Dark Field Spectroscopy: An Ecological Case study of Insects, IEEE JSTQE 18, 1573 (2012).
  • L. Mei, S. Svanberg and G. Somesfalean, Combined Optical Porosimetry and Gas Absorption Spectroscopy in Gas-Filled Porous Media Using Diode-Laser-Based Frequency Domain Photon Migration, Optics Express 20, 16942-16954 (2012).
  • Thompson, A. J., S. Coda, M. B. Sørensen, G. Kennedy, R. Patalay, U. Waitong‐Brämming, P. A. De Beule, M. A. Neil, S. Andersson‐Engels and N. Bendsøe. "In vivo measurements of diffuse reflectance and time‐resolved autofluorescence emission spectra of basal cell carcinomas." Journal of biophotonics 5(3): 240-254 (2012).


  • K. Svanberg, N. Bendsoe, S. Svanberg and Stefan Andersson-Engels, Clinical and Technical Aspects of Photodynamic Therapy - Superficial and Interstitial Illumination in Skin and Prostate Cancer, in Handbook of Biophotonics, eds. J. Popp, V. V. Tuchin, A. Chiou, and S. H. Heinemann, (Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2011), invited book chapter. pp. 261
  • L. Mei, H. Jayaweera, P. Lundin, S. Svanberg and G. Somesfalean, Gas Spectroscopy and Optical Path-Length Assessment in Scattering Media using a Frequency-Modulated Continuous-Wave Diode Laser, Optics Letters 36, 3036 (2011)
  • M. Brydegaard, A. Merdasa, H. Jayaweera, J. Ålebring, and S. Svanberg, Versatile Multispectral Microscope Based on Light Emitting Diodes, Rev. Sci. Instr. 82, 123106 (2011)
  • U. Tylewicz, P. Lundin, L. Cocola, P. Rocculi, S. Svanberg, P. Dejmek, F. Gόmez Galindo, Gas in Scattering Media Absorption Spectroscopy (GASMAS) Detected Persistent Vacuum in Apple Tissue After Vacuum Impregnation, Food Biophysics 10, 1483-011-9239-7 (2011)
  • P. Lundin, M. Brydegaard, L. Cocola, A. Runemark, S. Åkesson and S. Svanberg, Passive Unmanned Sky Spectroscopy for Remote Bird Classification, Proc. SPIE 8174, 81740J (2011) doi:10.1117/12.898468
  • P. Lundin, P. Samuelsson, S. Svanberg, A. Runemark, S. Åkesson, and M. Brydegaard, Remote Nocturnal Bird Classification by Spectroscopy in Extended Wavelength Ranges, Appl. Optics 50, 3396 (2011)
  • M. Brydegaard and S. Svanberg, Multispectral Imaging in Development, Europhycics News 42/5, 4-5 (2011)


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