For a list of our publications please see this Google Scholar profile.

Many of our lab’s publications are also available on ResearchGate.

Invited Presentations

  1. Darafsheh, “Radioluminescent fiber probes for radiotherapy dosimetry,” SPIE Optics + Photonics, Nanoengineering + Engineering: Biosensing and Nanomedicine XII, San Diego, CA, Aug. 11, 2019.
  2. Darafsheh, “Radioluminescent fiber optic dosimeters,” AAPM Missouri River Valley (MRV) Chapter Spring Meeting, St. Louis, MO, Apr. 12, 2019.
  3. Darafsheh, “Fiber optic radioluminescent probes for radiation therapy dosimetry,” SPIE Photonics West: Optical Fibers and Sensors for Medical Diagnostics and Treatment Applications XIX, San Francisco, CA, Feb. 3, 2019.
  4. Darafsheh, “Microsphere-assisted super-resolution microscopy,” Laboratoire ICube UMR CNRS 7357, Université de Strasbourg, France, Jan. 25, 2019.
  5. A. Darafsheh, “Super-resolution microscopy by using microspheres,” Institute of Materials Science and Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis, MO, Feb. 12, 2018.
  6. A. Darafsheh, “Ultra-resolution microscopy using high refractive index microspheres,” Regenerative Bioscience Center, University of Georgia Athens, GA, Oct. 13, 2017.

Oral Presentations

  1. A. Darafsheh, “Radioluminescent fiber probes for radiotherapy dosimetry,” SPIE Optics + Photonics, Nanoengineering + Engineering: Biosensing and Nanomedicine XII, San Diego, CA, Aug. 11, 2019.
  2. A. Darafsheh, “Fiber optic-based probes for radiation therapy dosimetry,” SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing: Fiber Optic Sensors and Applications XVI, Baltimore, MD, Apr. 14-18, 2019.
  3. A. Darafsheh, Y. Leon, D. Mulrow, R. Khan, “Spectroscopic characterization of radiochromic films for radiation therapy dosimetry,” SPIE Photonics West: Design and Quality for Biomedical Technologies XII, San Francisco, CA, Feb. 2-7, 2019.
  4. A. Darafsheh, “Fiber optic radioluminescent probes for radiation therapy dosimetry,” SPIE Photonics West: Optical Fibers and Sensors for Medical Diagnostics and Treatment Applications XIX, San Francisco, CA, Feb. 2-7, 2019.
  5. A. Darafsheh, “Fiber optic dosimeters based on silver-only coated hollow waveguides for radiation therapy dosimetry,” Medical Physics 45(6), (2018). AAPM 60th Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN, August 2, 2018.
  6. A. Darafsheh, “Fabrication and characterization of novel microsphere-embedded optical devices for enhancing microscopy resolution,” SPIE Photonics West: Three-Dimensional and Multidimensional Microscopy: Image Acquisition and Processing XXV, San Francisco, CA, Jan. 27-Feb. 1, 2018.
  7. A. Darafsheh, A. Kassaee, and J. C. Finlay, “Characterization of the proton irradiation induced luminescence of materials and application in radiation oncology dosimetry,” SPIE Photonics West: Molecular-Guided Surgery: Molecules, Devices, and Applications IV, San Francisco, CA, Jan. 27-Feb. 1, 2018.
  8. A. Darafsheh, “The effect of the background medium on imaging performance of microsphere-assisted microscopy” Optics in Life Sciences: Novel Techniques in Microscopy, San Diego, CA, Apr. 2-5, 2017.
  9. A. Darafsheh, R. Taleei, A. Kassaee, and J. C. Finlay, “Proton therapy dosimetry by using silica glass optical fiber microprobes” SPIE Photonics West: Optical Fibers and Sensors for Medical Diagnostics and Treatment Applications XVII, San Francisco, CA, Jan. 28-Feb. 2, 2017.
  10. A. Darafsheh, R. Taleei, A. Kassaee, and J. C. Finlay, “On the origin of the visible light responsible for proton dose measurement using plastic optical fibers” SPIE Photonics West: Design and Quality for Biomedical Technologies X, San Francisco, CA, Jan. 28-Feb. 2, 2017.
  11. A. Darafsheh and J. C. Finlay, “The effect of the background medium on microsphere-assisted super-resolution microscopy” SPIE Photonics West: Nanoscale Imaging, Sensing, and Actuation for Biomedical Applications XIV, San Francisco, CA, Jan. 28-Feb. 2, 2017.
  12. A. Darafsheh, G. Wu, S. Yang, and J. Finlay, “Super-resolution optical microscopy by using dielectric microspheres and microwires,” SPIE Photonics West: Three-Dimensional and Multidimensional Microscopy: Image Acquisition and Processing XXIII, San Francisco, CA, Jan. 28-Feb. 2, 2017.
  13. A. Darafsheh, A. Kassaee, R. Taleei, D. Dolney, and J. C. Finlay, “Fiber optic microprobes with rare-earth-based phosphor tips for proton beam characterization” SPIE Photonics West: Design and Quality for Biomedical Technologies VIII, San Francisco, CA, Feb. 13-18, 2016.
  14. A. Darafsheh, H. Liu, J. Melzer, R. Taleei, J. Harrington, A. Kassaee, T. C. Zhu, and J. C. Finlay, “Fiber optic probes based on silver-only coated hollow glass waveguides for ionizing beam radiation dosimetry” SPIE Photonics West: Optical Fibers and Sensors for Medical Diagnostics and Treatment Applications XVI, San Francisco, CA, Feb. 13-18, 2016.
  15. A. Darafsheh, C. Guardiola, J. C. Finlay, and A. Cárabe, “Toward super-resolution imaging of proton radiation-induced DNA double-strand breaks for characterization of γ-H2AX foci clusters” XXIV World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Toronto, Canada, June 7-12, 2015.
  16. A. Darafsheh, C. Guardiola, J. C. Finlay, and A. Cárabe, “Super-resolution imaging by high-index microspheres embedded in an elastomer layer” Optics in Life Sciences: Novel Techniques in Microscopy, Vancouver, Canada, Apr. 13, 2015.
  17. A. Darafsheh, C. Guardiola, D. Nihalani, D. Lee, J. C. Finlay, and A. Cárabe, “Biological super-resolution imaging by using novel microsphere-embedded coverslips,” SPIE Photonics West: Nanoscale Imaging, Sensing, and Actuation for Biomedical Applications XII, San Francisco, CA, Feb. 12, 2015.
  18. A. Darafsheh, H. Liu, S. Najmr, M. Tenuto, C. Murray, J. Friedberg, T. C. Zhu, and J. Finlay, “Phosphor-based fiber optic microprobes for ionizing beam radiation dosimetry,” SPIE Photonics West: Optical Fibers and Sensors for Medical Diagnostics and Treatment Applications XV, San Francisco, CA, Feb. 8, 2015.
  19. A. Darafsheh, R. Zhang, S. C. Kanick, B. W. Pogue, and J. C. Finlay, “Separation of Čerenkov radiation in irradiated optical fibers by optical spectroscopy,” SPIE Photonics West: Design and Quality for Biomedical Technologies VIII, San Francisco, CA, Feb. 8, 2015.
  20. A. Darafsheh, T. Paik , M. Tenuto, S. Najmr, J. Friedberg, C. Murray, and J. Finlay, “Optical characterization of novel terbium-doped nanophosphors excited by clinical electron and photon beams for potential use in molecular imaging or photodynamic therapy,” Medical Physics 41(6), 436 (2014). AAPM 56th Annual Meeting, Austin, TX, July 21, 2014.
  21. A. Darafsheh, G. F. Walsh, L. Dal Negro, and V. N. Astratov, “Optical microscopy with super-resolution capability by liquid-immersed high-index microspheres,” SPIE Photonics West: Nanoscale Imaging, Sensing, and Actuation for Biomedical Applications IX, San Francisco, CA, Feb. 6, 2013.
  22. A. Darafsheh, A. Lupu, and V. N. Astratov, “Filters of radial polarization formed by periodically focusing microsphere-chain waveguides,” SPIE Photonics West: Integrated Optics: Devices, Materials, and Technologies XVII, San Francisco, CA, Feb. 5, 2013.
  23. A. Darafsheh and V. N. Astratov, “Periodical focusing of light in chains of microspheres in the limit of geometrical optics,” SPIE Photonics West: Laser Resonators and Beam Control XIII, San Francisco, CA, Jan. 25, 2011.

Posters

  1. A. Darafsheh, “Radioluminescent fiber optic dosimeters for proton therapy,” Medical Physics 46(6), E592 (2019). AAPM 61th Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, July 14-18, 2019.
  2. A. Darafsheh, D. Mulrow, Y. Leon, T. Zhao, S. Mossahebi, A. Kassaee, and R. Khan, “Systematic evaluation of the spectral response of EBT3 radiochromic films to proton therapy beams,” Medical Physics 46(6), E326 (2019). AAPM 61th Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, July 14-18, 2019.
  3. A. Darafsheh, D. Mulrow, B. Maraghechi, F. Reynoso, and R. Khan, “Effect of magnetic field on the spectral response of EBT3 radiochromic films in MRiGRT,” Medical Physics 46(6), E433-E434 (2019). AAPM 61th Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, July 14-18, 2019.
  4. J. Dise and A. Darafsheh, “Optimization of photonic nanojet properties of microspheres and microfibers” SPIE Photonics West: Integrated Optics: Devices, Materials, and Technologies XXIII, San Francisco, CA, Feb. 2-7, 2019.
  5. Y. Leon, D. Mulrow, R. Khan, and A. Darafsheh, “Spectral analysis of the EBT3 radiochromic films for clinical photon and electron beams,” Medical Physics 45(6), (2018). AAPM 60th Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN, August 2, 2018.
  6. A. Darafsheh, R. Taleei, A. Kassaee, and J. Finlay, “Proton therapy dosimetry by using the scintillation of glass and plastic bare optical fibers,” Medical Physics 44(6), 2858 (2017). AAPM 59th Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, 30 July – 3 Aug, 2017.
  7. A. Darafsheh, W. Nie, E. Diffenderfer, Y. Xie, B.-K. Teo, and A. Kassaee, “Investigation of the feasibility of collimating the proton pencil beams for integrated depth dose measurement,” Medical Physics 44(6), 2859 (2017). AAPM 59th Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, 30 July – 3 Aug, 2017.
  8. A. Darafsheh and D. Bollinger, “Photonic nanojets properties of dielectric micro-cylinders” SPIE Photonics West: Integrated Optics: Devices, Materials, and Technologies XXI, San Francisco, CA, Feb. 13-18, 2016.
  9. A. Darafsheh, R. Taleei, A. Kassaee, and J. Finlay, “On the nature of the background visible light observed in fiber optic dosimetry of proton beams,” Medical Physics 43(6), (2016). AAPM 58th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., 31 July – 4 Aug, 2016.
  10. A. Darafsheh, R. Taleei, A. Kassaee, and J. Finlay, “The connection between Čerenkov light emission and radiation absorbed dose in proton irradiated phantoms,” Medical Physics 43(6), (2016). AAPM 58th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., 31 July – 4 Aug, 2016.
  11. A. Darafsheh, A. Soldner, H. Liu, A. Kassaee, T. Zhu, and J. Finlay, “Phosphor-based fiber optic probes for proton beam characterization,” Medical Physics 42(6), 3476(2015). AAPM 57th Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA, July 12, 2015.
  12. A. Darafsheh, T. Paik, S. Najmr, M. Tenuto, C. Murray, J. Finlay, and J. S. Friedberg, “Characterization of rare-earth-doped nanophosphors for photodynamic therapy excited by clinical ionizing radiation beams,” Photonics West: Optical Methods for Tumor Treatment and Detection: Mechanisms and Techniques in Photodynamic Therapy XXIV, CA, Feb. 8, 2015.
  13. A. Darafsheh, T. C. Hutchens, A. Fardad, A. N. Antoszyk, H. S. Ying, N. M. Fried, and V. N. Astratov, “Contact focusing multimodal probes for potential use in ophthalmic surgery with the Erbium:YAG laser,” SPIE Photonics West: Ophthalmic Technologies XXII, San Francisco, CA, Feb. 3, 2013.

Other Conference Contributions/Abstracts

  1. B. Maraghechi, D. Mulrow, H. Li, S. Mutic, and A. Darafsheh, “Influence of 0.35 T magnetic field on the Cherenkov light collected by transport optical fibers in MRiGRT,” Medical Physics 46(6), E365 (2019). AAPM 61th Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, July 14-18, 2019.
  2. Y. Leon, D. Mulrow, R. Khan, and A. Darafsheh, “Comparison of the absorption spectra of the EBT-XD and EBT3 films irradiated with clinical radiotherapy beams,” Medical Physics 46(6), E621 (2019). AAPM 61th Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, July 14-18, 2019.
  3. D. Mulrow, Y. Leon, A. Darafsheh, and R. Khan, “Time evolution of the response of irradiated EBT-XD radiochromic films,” Medical Physics 46(6), E311 (2019). AAPM 61th Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, July 14-18, 2019.
  4. J. Setianegara, T. Mazur, B. Maraghechi, D. Yang, A. Darafsheh, T. Zhao, H. Li, “Investigation of a novel storage phosphor dosimeter for proton therapy,” Medical Physics 46(6), E325 (2019). AAPM 61th Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, July 14-18, 2019.
  5. K. F. Tehrani, A. Darafsheh, S. Phang, and L. J. Mortensen, “Multi-photon microscopy by localized Bessel beam generation using high-refractive index microspheres,” SPIE Photonics West: Three-Dimensional and Multidimensional Microscopy: Image Acquisition and Processing XXVI, San Francisco, CA, Feb. 2-7, 2019.
  6. K.F. Tehrani, A. Darafsheh, and L. Mortensen, “Resolution enhancement of 2-photon microscopy using high-refractive index microspheres,” SPIE Photonics West: Multiphoton Microscopy in the Biomedical Sciences XVIII, San Francisco, CA, Jan. 27-Feb. 1, 2018.
  7. T. Zhu, H. Lin, M. Kim, A. Dimofte, and A. Darafsheh, “A flexible SiO2 fiber detector array for proton beam range verification,” Medical Physics 44(6), 2991 (2017). AAPM 59th Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, 30 July – 3 Aug, 2017.
  8. S. O’Reilly, C. Shillington, A. Darafsheh, B.-K. Teo, G. Freedman, and A. Kassaee, “Should Proton Radiotherapy with Pencil Beam Scanning Be the Treatment of Choice for Left Chest Wall Irradiation?” Medical Physics 44(6), 2854-2855 (2017). AAPM 59th Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, 30 July – 3 Aug, 2017.
  9. T. Zhu, H. Liu, A. Dimofte, A. Darafsheh, H. Lin, A. Kassaee, J. Finlay, and S. Both, “Characterization of in-house plastic scintillator detectors array for radiation therapy,” Medical Physics 42(6), 3370(2015), AAPM 57th Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA, July 12, 2015.
  10. A. Darafsheh, E. Kraus, M. M. Kim, T. C. Zhu, and J. C. Finlay, “Performance characterization of a low-cost spatial frequency domain imaging system for the determination of optical properties in tissue-simulating phantoms and in vivo,” Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy 12(3), 331-332(2015), International Photodynamic Association (IPA) conference, Brazil, May 22-26, 2015.
  11. M. M. Kim, A. Darafsheh, J. C. Finlay, and T. C. Zhu, “PDT Dose Dosimeter for Pleural Photodynamic Therapy,” Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy 12(3), 345(2015), International Photodynamic Association (IPA) conference, Brazil, May 22-26, 2015.
  12. J. S. Friedberg, M. E. Tenuto, W. C. Naselsky, J. C. Finlay, A. Darafsheh, C. Rodriguez, M. J. Culligan, and T. M. Busch, “Hyperthermia is not effective and does not augment photodynamic therapy in a murine mesothelioma model,” 12th International Mesothelioma Interest Group (iMig), Cape Town, South Africa, Oct. 21-24, 2014.
  13. J. S. Friedberg, M. E. Tenuto, W. C. Naselsky, T. M. Busch, A. Darafsheh, C. B Murray, A.-M. Chacko, T. Paik, D. A. Pryma, M. J. Culligan, and J. C. Finlay, “Nanowatt range photodynamic therapy unexpectedly kills mesothelioma cells in vitro,” 12th International Mesothelioma Interest Group (iMig), Cape Town, South Africa, Oct. 21-24, 2014.
  14. H. Liu, H. Lin, A. Darafsheh, J. Finlay, S. Both, and T. Zhu, “Characterization of Plastic Scintillator Detectors for Radiation Therapy,” Medical Physics 41(6), 355(2014). AAPM 56th Annual Meeting, Austin, TX, July 20, 2014.
  15. J. S. Friedberg, M. E. Tenuto, W. C. Naselsky, T. M. Busch, A. Darafsheh, C. B Murray, A.-M. Chacko, T. Paik, D. A. Pryma, and J. C. Finlay, “ Photodynamic therapy with long duration, ultralow level (nanowatt range) light can kill mesothelioma cancer cells in vitro,” ASP (American Society for Photobiology) 37th Conference, San Diego, CA, June 17, 2014.
  16. J. C. Finlay, A. Darafsheh, and T. C. Zhu, “A fluorescence imaging system for sensitizer monitoring in pleural PDT,” Photonics West: Optical Methods for Tumor Treatment and Detection: Mechanisms and Techniques in Photodynamic Therapy XXIII, San Francisco, CA, Feb. 1, 2014.
  17. H. Ying, A. Antoszyk, T. Hutchens, A. Darafsheh, A. Fardad, N. Fried, and V. Astratov, “Erbium:YAG laser scalpel with novel microsphere chain fiber optic tip for more precise vitreoretinal surgery,” Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2013; 54(15), 3305. 2013 ARVO (Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology) Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, May 2013.
  18. O. Svitelskiy, D. Sun, A. Darafsheh, M. Sumetsky, A. Lupu, M. Tchernycheva, and V. N. Astratov, “Characterization of high index microsphere resonators in fiber-integrated microfluidic platforms,” Photonics West: Laser Resonators and Beam Control XIII, San Francisco, CA, Jan. 22, 2014.
  19. O. Svitelskiy, A. Darafsheh, D. Sun, V. N. Astratov, M. Sumetsky, A. Lupu, M. Tchernycheva, “Microsphere whispering gallery optical resonators for biomedical microfluidic devices,” APS March Meeting 2011, Dallas, TX, Mar. 21, 2011.