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Journal of Nanophotonics

Laser optoacoustic scheme for highly accurate characterization of gold nanostructures in liquid phantoms for biomedical applications
Author(s): Vincent B. Cunningham; Horacio Lamela; Daniel C. Gallego
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Paper Abstract

Optoacoustic spectroscopy can overcome the drawbacks of all-optical techniques for biomedical spectroscopy, as the acoustic waves generated from the optical absorption and thermoelastic expansion of the targeted medium are attenuated very little. The spectral information can be resolved using a high energy, short-pulsed tunable laser, operating over a spectral range from 410 nm to 1000 nm. The amplitude of the induced pressure waves is directly proportional to the absorbed optical energy at each wavelength.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 November 2013
PDF: 11 pages
J. Nanophoton. 7(1) 073078 doi: 10.1117/1.JNP.7.073078
Published in: Journal of Nanophotonics Volume 7, Issue 1
Show Author Affiliations
Vincent B. Cunningham, Saudi Aramco (Saudi Arabia)
Horacio Lamela, Univ. Carlos III de Madrid (Spain)
Daniel C. Gallego, Univ. Carlos III de Madrid (Spain)


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