Plasmon-resonant gold nanorods were used as high absorption contrast agents for optical coherence tomography (OCT). It is shown that nanorods imaging, with resonance wavelengths overlapping OCT source, can provide more information than conventional OCT images.
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(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems
(110.4500) Imaging systems : Optical coherence tomography
(240.0240) Optics at surfaces : Optics at surfaces
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
M. Wei, J. Qian, Q. Zhan, X. Li, F. Cai, A. Gharibi, and S. He, "Using Plasmon-Resonant Gold Nanorods as Absorption Contrast Agents for Optical Coherence Tomography," in Asia Optical Fiber Communication and Optoelectronic Exposition and Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper SuM4.
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