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Biomedical Optics
St. Petersburg, Florida United States
March 16-19, 2008
Optical Coherence Tomography: Novel Techniques and Functional Imaging (BWF)

Photothermal Optical Coherence Tomography for Molecular Contrast Imaging

Melissa C. Skala, Stella Marinakos, Ashutosh Chilkoti, and Joseph A. Izatt


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Photothermal optical coherence tomography with laser-heated gold nanorods as the photothermal source is proposed as a novel molecular imaging technique. A description of the technique and validation experiments are reported.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems
(110.4500) Imaging systems : Optical coherence tomography
(350.0350) Other areas of optics : Other areas of optics
(350.4238) Other areas of optics : Nanophotonics and photonic crystals

M. C. Skala, S. Marinakos, A. Chilkoti, and J. A. Izatt, "Photothermal Optical Coherence Tomography for Molecular Contrast Imaging," in Biomedical Optics, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper BWF5.

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