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Department of Electrical Engineering

Meng-Tsan Tsai

Associate  Professor


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Research fields:

Bio-photonics,Optics design, fiber optics

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Publication List

(A) Journal Papers


  1. Chih-Hsun Yang, Meng-Tsan Tsai*, Su-Chin Shen, Chau Yee Ng, and Shih-Ming Jung, “Feasibility of ablative fractional laser-assisted drug delivery with optical coherence tomography,” Biomed. Opt. Express 5(11) 3949–3959 (2014). IF: 3.497 (OPTICS Rank: 7/82) 
  2. Chiung-Ting Wu, Meng-Tsan Tsai, and Cheng-Kuang Lee*, “Two-level optical coherence tomography scheme for suppressing spectral saturation artifacts,” Sensors 14(8), 13548-13555 (2014) IF: 2.048 (INSTRUMENTS & INSTRUMENTATION Rank:10/57) 
  3. Meng-Tsan Tsai, Feng-Yu Chang, Cheng-Kuang Lee, Cihun-Siyong Alex Gong, Yu-Xiang Lin, Jiann-Der Lee, Chih-Hsun Yang, and Hao-Li Liu*, “Investigation of temporal vascular effects induced by focused ultrasound treatment with speckle-variance optical coherence tomography,” Biomed. Opt. Express 5(7) 2009-2022 (2014). IF: 3.497 (OPTICS Rank: 7/82) 
  4. Meng-Tsan Tsai, and Ming-Che Chan*, “Simultaneous 0.8, 1.0, and 1.3 μm multi-spectral and common-path broadband source for optical coherence tomography,” Optics Letters 39(4), 865-868 (2014). IF:3.179  (OPTICS Rank:10/82) 


  1. Meng-Tsan Tsai, Jeng-Jie Hung, and Ming-Che Chan, “Ultrahigh resolution optical coherence tomography with LED-Phosphor-based broadband light source, Appl. Phys. Express 6, 122502 (2013). IF: 2.731 (PHYSICS, APPLIED: Rank 23/128)
  2. Yung-Chi Yao, Meng-Tsan Tsai, Chun-Ying Huang, Tai-Yuan Lin, Jinn-Kong Sheu, and Ya-Ju Lee, “Efficient collection of photogenerated carriers by inserting double tunnel junctions in III-nitride p-i-n solar cells,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 103, 193503 (2013).IF: 3.794 (PHYSICS, APPLIED Rank: 20/128)
  3. Meng-Tsan Tsai, Chih-Hsun Yang, Su-Chin Shen, Ya-Ju Lee, Feng-Yu Chang, and Cheng-Shin Feng, “Monitoring of wound healing process of human skin after fractional laser treatments with optical coherence tomography,: Biomed. Opt. Express 4, 2362-2375 (2013).IF: 3.176 (OPTICS Rank: 7/80)
  4. Ya-Ju Lee, Yung-Chi Yao, Meng-Tsan Tsai, An-Fan Liu, Min-De Yang, and Jiun-Tsuen Lai, “Current matching using CdSe quantum dots to enhance the power conversion efficiency of InGaP/GaAs/Ge tandem solar cells,” Opt. Express 21, A953-A963 (2013). IF: 3.546 (OPTICS Rank: 5/80)
  5. Meng-Tsan Tsai*, Cheng-Kuang Lee, Feng-Yu Chang, June-Tai Wu, Chung-Pu Wu, Ting-Ta Chi, and Chih-Chung Yang, “Noninvasive imaging of heart chamber in Drosophila with dual-beam optical coherence tomography,” J. Biophotonics.6, 708-717 (2013). IF: 3.006 (BIOPHYSICS Rank: 29/72) DOI: 10.1002/jbio.201200164 (Selected as the journal cover page)
  6. Meng-Tsan Tsai, Cheng-Kuang Lee, Kung-Min Lin, Yu-Xiang Lin, Tzu-Han Lin, Ting-Chia Chang, Jiann-Der Lee, and Hao-Li Liu, “Quantitative observation of focused ultrasound induced vascular leakage and deformation via fluorescein angiography and optical coherence tomography,” Journal of Biomedical Optics 18(10), 101307 (2013).IF: 2.881 (OPTICS Rank: 9/80)
  7. Meng-Tsan Tsai*, Chih Hsun Yang, Su-Chin Shen, Feng-Yu Chang, Je-Yun Yi, and Cheng-Hiang Fan, “Noninvasive characterization of fractional photothermolysis induced by ablative and non-ablative lasers with optical coherence tomography,” Laser Physics 23, 075604 (2013).IF: 2.545 (OPTICS Rank: 13/80)
  8. Cheng-Kuang Lee, Meng-Tsan Tsai*, Feng-Yu Chang, Chih-Hsun Yang, Su-Chin Shen, Ouyang Yuan, and Chih-He Yang, “Evaluation of moisture-related attenuation coefficient and water diffusion velocity in human skin using optical coherence tomography,” Sensors 13, 4041-4050 (2013) IF: 1.953 (INSTRUMENTS & INSTRUMENTATION Rank: 14/58) DOI:10.3390/s130404041
  9. Hsiang-Chen Wang, Meng-Tsan Tsai, and Chun-Ping Chiang, “Visual Perception Enhancement for Detection of Cancerous Oral Tissue by Multispectral Imaging,” Journal of Optics 15, 055301 (2013). IF: 1.990 (OPTICS Rank: 22/80) DOI: 10.1088/2040-8978/15/5/055301
  10. Meng-Tsan Tsai, Jiann-Der Lee, Ya-Ju Lee, Cheng-Kunag Lee, Hong-Li Jin, Feng-Yu Chang, Kwang-Yu Hu, Chung-Pu Wu, Chung-Ping Chiang, and C. C. Yang, “Differentiation of oral precancerous stages with optical coherence tomography based on the evaluation of optical scattering property,” Laser Physics 23, 045602 (2013). IF: 2.545 (OPTICS Rank: 13/80)


  1. Yung-Chi Yao, Meng-Tsan Tsai, Po-Wei Lu, Chien-Jang Wu, and Ya-Ju Lee, “Effect of nanostructured architecture on the enhanced optical absorption in silicon thin film solar cells, J. of Electromagn. Waves and Appl. (Accepted, 2012). IF: 2.965 (ENGINEERING, ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC Rank: 18/244)
  2. Meng-Tsan Tsai*, Jiann-Der Lee, Ya-Ju Lee, Hong-Li. Jin, Feng.-Yu Chang, Kwang-Yu Hu, C.-P. Wu, Chung-Ping Chiang, and C.C. Yang, “Differentiation of oral precancerous stages with optical coherence tomography based on the evaluation of optical scattering property,” Laser Physics (Accepted) (2011). IF: 3.605 (OPTICS Rank: 4/77)
  3. Cheng-Kuang Lee, Ting-Ta Chi, Chiung-Ting Wu, Meng-Tsan Tsai, Chun-Pin Chiang, and Chih-Chung (C. C.) Yang, “Diagnosis of oral precancer with optical coherence tomography,” Biomedical Optics Express, 3, 1632-1646 (2012). IF: 2.333 (OPTICS Rank: 11/77)
  4. Meng-Tsan Tsai*, Ya-Ju Lee, Yung-Chi Yao, Che-Yen Kung Feng-Yu Chang, and Jiann-Der Lee, “Quantitative phase imaging with swept-source optical coherence tomography for optical measurement of nanostructures,” IEEE Photonics Technology Letters 24, 640-642 (2012). IF: 2.191 (OPTICS Rank: 14/77)
  5. Meng-Tsan Tsai*, and Feng-Yu Chang, “Visualization of hair follicles using high-speed optical coherence tomography based on a Fourier domain mode locking laser,” Laser physics 22, 791-796 (2012). IF: 3.605 (OPTICS Rank: 4/77)
  6. Yung-Chi Yao, Meng-Tsan Tsai, Hsu-Cheng Hsu, Li-Wei She, Chun-Mao Cheng, Yi-Ching Chen, Chien-Jang Wu, and Ya-Ju Lee, “Use of two-dimensional nanorod arrays with slanted ITO film to enhance optical absorption for photovoltaic applications,” Opt. Express 20, 3480-3489 (2012). IF: 3.587 (OPTICS Rank: 5/77)


  1. Ting-Ta Chi, Cheng-Kuang Lee, Chiung-Tin Wu, Chih-Chung Yang, Meng-Tsan Tsai, and Chun-Ping Chiang, “Motion-insensitive optical coherence tomography based micro-angiography,” Opt. Express 19, 26117-26131 (2011). IF: 3.749 (OPTICS Rank: 5/78)
  2. H. L. Chan, J. H. Chu, H. C. Fung, Y. T. Tsai, L. F. Meng, C. C. Huang, W. C. Hsu, P. K. Chao, J. J. Wang, J. D. Lee, Y. Y. Wai, and M. T. Tsai, “Brain connectivity of patients with Alzheimer’s disease by the coherence and cross mutual information of electroencephalograms during photic stimulation,” Med. Eng. Phys. in press. IF: 1.906
  3. Y.-C. Yao, M.-T. Tsai, Y.-J. Lee, Y.-C. Chen, and C.-J. Wu, “Dependence of efficiency-droop effect on the location of high indium layer in staggered InGaN quantum wells,” J. of Electromagn. Waves and Appl. 25, 2442-2453 (2011). IF: 1.378 (ENGINEERING, ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC Rank: 87/247)
  4. Meng-Tsan Tsai*, Ting-Da Chi, Hao-Li Liu, Feng-Yu Chang, Chih-Hsun Yang, Cheng-Kuang Lee, and C. C. Yang, “Microvascular imaging using swept-source optical coherence tomography with single-channel acquisition,” Appl. Phys. Express 4, 097001 (2011). IF: 2.747
  5. Meng-Tsan Tsai*, Feng-Yu Chang, Cheng-Kuang Lee, Ting-Ta chi, Kai-Min Yang, Lian-Yu Lin, June-Tai Wu, and C. C. Yang, “Observations of Cardiac Beating Behaviors of Wild-type and Mutant Drosophilae with Optical Coherence Tomography,” Journal of Biophotonics 4, 610-618 (2011). IF: 4.24 (BIOPHYSICS Rank: 17/73)
  6. Meng-Tsan Tsai*, Feng-Yu Chang, Ya-Ju Lee, Jiann-Der Lee, Hsiang-Chen Wang, and Cheng-Kuang Lee, “Defect detection and property evaluation of indium tin oxide conducting glass using optical coherence tomography,” Opt. Express 19, 7559-7566 (2011). IF: 3.749 (OPTICS Rank: 5/78)


  1. Cheng-Kuang Lee, Hung-Yu Tseng, Chia-Yun Lee, Shou-Yen Wu, Ting-Ta Chi, Kai-Min Yang, Han-Yi Elizabeth Chou, Meng-Tsan Tsai, Jyh-Yang Wang, Yean-Woei Kiang, Chun-Pin Chiang, and C. C. Yang, “Characterizing the localized surface plasmon resonance behaviors of Au nanorings and tracking their diffusion in bio-tissue with optical coherence tomography,” Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 1, No. 4, pp.1059-1073, Nov. 1, (2010). Also selected to publish in Spotlight on Optics, an OSA feature that highlights select articles each month from the OSA flagship journals.
  2. Hung-Yu Tseng, Cheng-Kuang Lee, Shou-Yen Wu, Ting-Ta Chi, Kai-Min Yang, Jyh-Yang Wang, Yean-Woei Kiang, C. C. Yang, Meng-Tsan Tsai, Yang-Che Wu, Han-Yi E. Chou, and Chun-Pin Chiang, “Au Nanorings for Enhancing Absorption and Backscattering Monitored with Optical Coherence Tomography,” Nanotechnology 21, 295102 (2010). IF: 3.644


  1. Cheng-Kuang Lee, Meng-Tsan Tsai, Hsiang-Chieh Lee, Yih-Ming Wang, Hsin-Ming Chen, Chun-Pin Chiang, and C. C. Yang, “Diagnosis of Oral Submucous Fibrosis with Optical Coherence Tomography.” J. Biomedical Optics (2009), accepted. (OPTICS Rank: 3/64)
  2. Meng-Tsan Tsai, Cheng-Kuang K Lee, Hsiang-Chieh Lee, Hsin-Ming Chen, Chun-Pin Chiang, Yih-Ming Wang, and C. C. Yang, ”Differentiating Oral lesions in Different Carcinogenesis stages with Optical Coherence Tomography.” J. Biomedical Optics, Vol. 14, No. 4, 044028 (2009). (OPTICS SCI Rank: 3/64)


  1. Meng-Tsan Tsai, Hsiang-Chieh Lee, Cheng-Kuang Lee, Chuan-Hang Yu, Hsin-Ning Chen, Chun-Pin Chiang, Cheng-Chang Chang, Yih-Ming Wang, C. C. Yang, “Effective indicators for diagnosis of oral cancer using optical coherence tomography,” Opt. Express Vol. 16, pp. 15847-15862 (2008). (OPTICS Rank: 1/64)
  2. Meng-Tsan Tsai, Hsiang-Chieh Lee, Chih-Wei Lu, Yih-Ming Wang, Cheng-Kuang Lee, C. C. Yang, and Chun-Ping Chiang, “Delineation of an Oral Cancer Lesion with Swept-source Optical Coherence Tomography,” J. Biomedical Optics, Vol. 13, No. 4, 044012 (2008). (OPTICS Rank: 3/64)
  3. Chih-Wei Lu, Cheng-Kuang Lee, Meng-Tsan Tsai, Yih-Ming Wang, and C. C. Yang, “Measurement of the Hemoglobin Oxygen Saturation Level with Spectroscopic Spectral-domain Optical Coherence Tomography,” Optics Letters Vol. 38, No. 5, p. 416, 2008. Also, in April 15, 2008 issue of Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research. (OPTICS Rank: 2/64)


  1. Chau-Chung Wu, Yih-Ming Wang, Long-Sheng Lu, Chia-Wei Sun, Chih-Wei Lu, Meng-Tsan Tsai, and C. C. Yang, “Tissue Birefringence of the Hyperlipidemic Rat Liver Measured with Polarization-sensitive Optical Coherence Tomography,” J. Biomedical Optics, Vol. 12, p. 064022, Nov. 16, 2007. (OPTICS Rank: 3/64)
  2. Chia-Wei Sun, Yih-Ming Wang, Long-Sheng Lu, Chih-Wei Lu, I-Jen Hsu, Meng-Tsan Tsai, C. C. Yang, Yean-Woei Kiang, and Chau-Chung Wu, “Myocardial Tissue Characterization Based on a Polarization-Sensitive Optical Coherence Tomography System with an Ultra-short Pulsed Laser,” J Biomedical Optics, Vol. 11. No. 5, pp. 054016-1-7, September/October 2006. (OPTICS Rank: 3/64)
  3. Chih-Wei Lu, Meng-Tsan Tsai, Yih-Ming Wang, Su-Feng Chen, Yean-Woei Kiang, and C. C. Yang, “Optical Low-coherence Reflectometry with Resolution beyond the Fourier Transform Limit,” Optics Communications, Vol. 259, pp. 281-285, March 2006. (OPTICS Rank: 21/64)
  4. Meng-Tsan Tsai, I-Jen Hsu, Chih-Wei-Lu, Yih-Ming Wang, Chia-Wei Sun, Yean-Woei Kiang, and C. C. Yang, “Dispersion Compensation in Optical Coherence Tomography with a Prism in a Rapid-scanning Optical Delay Line”, Optical and Quantum Electronics -- Special Issue on Biophotonics, Vol. 37, No. 13-15, pp. 1199 - 1212, December 2005. (OPTICS Rank: 37/64)
  5. Chih-Wei Lu, Meng-Tsan Tsai, Yih-Ming Wang, Yean-Woei Kiang and C. C. Yang, “Resolution Improvement in Optical Coherence Tomography with Segmented Spectrum Management,” Optical and Quantum Electronics -- Special Issue on Biophotonics, Vol. 37, No. 13-15, pp. 1165 - 1173, December 2005. (OPTICS Rank: 37/64)
  6. Yih-Ming Wang, Chia-Wei Sun, Cheng-Kuan Lee, Chih-Wei Lu, Meng-Tsan Tsai and C. C. Yang, “Comparisons of the transmitted signals of time, aperture, and angle gating in biological tissues and a phantom,” Optics Express, Vol. 12, No. 6, pp 1157-1168, March 22 2004. (OPTICS Rank: 1/64)

(B) Patent

  1. Meng-Tsan Tsai, Hsiang-chieh Lee, Cheng-Kuan Lee, Yimin Wang, Shin-Ming Chen, Chun-Ping Chiang, C.C. Yang, “Method for analyzing mucosa samples with optical coherence tomography,” US patent filed, No. 12/393,953, Feb. 26, 2009.
  2. 蔡孟燦、李翔傑、李正匡、王義閔、陳信銘、江俊彬、楊志忠, 『以光學同調斷層掃瞄分析黏膜樣本的方法』,ROC patent , No. 097141557, filed, Oct. 29, 2008
  3. 呂志偉、李正匡、蔡孟燦、王義閔、楊志忠,『氧合血紅素飽和度量測裝置及方法』,ROC patent filed, No. 96141175, Nov. 1, 2007


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