We demonstrate that the use of a radially polarized beam is more efficient for both imaging and therapy for cancer cells labelled with gold nanorods, compared with that of a linearly polarized beam.
© 2009 The Optical Society
(170.0170) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics and biotechnology
(170.2520) Medical optics and biotechnology : Fluorescence microscopy
(180.0180) Microscopy : Microscopy
(180.4315) Microscopy : Nonlinear microscopy
H. Kang, J. Li, B. Jia, D. Morrish, and M. Gu, "Use of a Radially Polarized Beam for Ultra-Low Energy Threshold for Cancer Photothermal Therapy with Gold Nanorods," in Advances in Imaging, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper NWD2.
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