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Nanoscopic optical imaging with optical tweezers and nonlinear optics
Author(s): A. R. Faustov; V. I. Shcheslavskiy; G. I. Petrov; R. D. Heathcote; V. V. Yakovlev
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Paper Abstract

In this report we evaluate a novel approach to nanoscopic optical imaging. It employs the active manipulation of optically transparent nanoparticles, which serve as coherent nano-emitters of light. By critical evaluation of all the components involved in this novel microscopic arrangement, we find that nanoparticles made out of high-refractive index materials, such as TiO2, CdS and ZnO, are the most suitable for the efficient trapping, manipulation, and generating sufficient amount of the third-harmonic light, which can be used for fluorescent imaging.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 February 2006
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6095, Nanobiophotonics and Biomedical Applications III, 60950G (28 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.645305
Show Author Affiliations
A. R. Faustov, Univ. of Wisconsin/Milwaukee (United States)
V. I. Shcheslavskiy, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
G. I. Petrov, Univ. of Wisconsin/Milwaukee (United States)
R. D. Heathcote, Univ. of Wisconsin/Milwaukee (United States)
V. V. Yakovlev, Univ. of Wisconsin/Milwaukee (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6095:
Nanobiophotonics and Biomedical Applications III
Alexander N. Cartwright; Dan V. Nicolau, Editor(s)

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