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Laser Optoacoustic Spectroscopy (LOS) of a gold nanorod solution embedded in a liquid tissue phantom
Author(s): Vincent Cunningham; Horacio Lamela; Daniel C. Gallego
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Paper Abstract

A technique capable of characterizing the spectral parameters of gold nanostructures is demonstrated. These properties are providing numerous advances in the field of high sensitive diagnostics, drug delivery and optical therapeutic applications. To obtain spectroscopic measurements of gold nanorods within a turbid media that mimics soft tissue, this work presents the potential of the photon to ultrasound conversion, by means of real-time Laser Optoacoustic Spectroscopy (LOS), The obtained results are shown for the complete wavelength range of 410 to 1000 nm that followed by a comprehensive comparative analysis with achieved results of parallel reference measurement schemeand standard spectrophotometry.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 September 2011
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8096, Plasmonics: Metallic Nanostructures and Their Optical Properties IX, 80963Q (21 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.895171
Show Author Affiliations
Vincent Cunningham, Bahrain Polytechnic (Bahrain)
Horacio Lamela, Univ. Carlos III de Madrid (Spain)
Daniel C. Gallego, Univ. Carlos III de Madrid (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8096:
Plasmonics: Metallic Nanostructures and Their Optical Properties IX
Mark I. Stockman, Editor(s)

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