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Plasmon resonance enhancement of nonlinear properties of amino acids
Author(s): Renato E. de Araujo; Diego Rativa; Anderson S. L. Gomes
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Paper Abstract

Here we analyze the influence of 9 nm (mean diameter) silver particles on the nonlinear properties of intrinsic cell molecules. A novel high sensitivity thermal managed eclipse Z-scan technique with a femtosecond laser system was used to analyze the nonlinear susceptibility of water solution of fluorescent and non-fluorescent amino acids (Tryptophan, Tyrosine, Phenylalanine, Proline and Histidine) with different concentration of silver nanoparticles. The generalized Maxwell Garnett model is used to explain the behavior of the measured nonlinear refractive index with the change of the nanoparticles concentration in the sample.

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Date Published: 14 February 2007
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6450, Plasmonics in Biology and Medicine IV, 64500G (14 February 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.699517
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Renato E. de Araujo, Federal Univ. of Pernambuco (Brazil)
Diego Rativa, Federal Univ. of Pernambuco (Brazil)
Anderson S. L. Gomes, Federal Univ. of Pernambuco (Brazil)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6450:
Plasmonics in Biology and Medicine IV
Tuan Vo-Dinh; Joseph R. Lakowicz, Editor(s)

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