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Frontiers in Optics
San Jose, California United States
October 16-20, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-55752-917-6
Single Molecule Detection, Diagnostics and Therapy I (FTuH)

Dark-field Interferometric Detection of Single Human Viruses and Bacteriophage

Anirban Mitra, Filipp Ignatovich, and Lukas Novotny  »View Author Affiliations


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We introduce a new nanoparticle detection scheme which combines phase-sensitive heterodyne interferometry and background-free dark-field detection to enable us characterize in real-time single human viruses and bacteriophage down to ∼24 nm in radius.

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OCIS Codes
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(290.5850) Scattering : Scattering, particles
(280.1415) Remote sensing and sensors : Biological sensing and sensors

A. Mitra, F. Ignatovich, and L. Novotny, "Dark-field Interferometric Detection of Single Human Viruses and Bacteriophage," in Frontiers in Optics 2011/Laser Science XXVII, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper FTuH6.

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