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Advances in photonics design and modeling for nano- and bio-photonics applications
Author(s): Stoyan Tanev; Valery Tuchin; Pavel Cheben; Przemek Bock; Jens Schmid; James Pond
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Paper Abstract

In this invited paper we focus on the discussion of two recent unique applications of the Finite-Difference Time-Domain (FDTD) simulation method to the design and modeling of advanced nano- and bio-photonic problems. We will first discuss the application of a traditional formulation of the FDTD approach to the modeling of sub-wavelength photonics structures. Next, a modified total/scattered field FDTD approach will be applied to the modeling of biophotonics applications including Optical Phase Contrast Microscope (OPCM) imaging of cells containing gold nanoparticles (NPs) as well as its potential application as a modality for in vivo flow cytometry configurations. The discussion of the results shows that the specifics of optical wave phenomena at the nano-scale opens the opportunity for the FDTD approach to address new application areas with a significant research potential.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 January 2011
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7747, 16th International School on Quantum Electronics: Laser Physics and Applications, 77470W (18 January 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.881624
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Stoyan Tanev, Univ. of Southern Denmark (Denmark)
Valery Tuchin, N.G. Chernyshevsky Saratov State Univ. (Russian Federation)
Institute of Precise Mechanics and Control (Russian Federation)
Pavel Cheben, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
Przemek Bock, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
Jens Schmid, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
James Pond, Lumerical Solutions, Inc. (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7747:
16th International School on Quantum Electronics: Laser Physics and Applications
Tanja Dreischuh; Dimitar Slavov, Editor(s)

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