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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 49, Iss. 14 — May. 10, 2010
  • pp: 2547–2551

Thermal measurement on subnanoliter sample volumes

Jean-Philippe Bourgoin, Guy-Germain Allogho, and Alain Haché  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 49, Issue 14, pp. 2547-2551 (2010)

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Using the high spatial resolution of focused laser beams, we probe the thermal properties of micrometer-sized single droplets and grains. Volumes as small as 0.5 nl are analyzed and possible improvements to picoliter are discussed.

© 2010 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.6810) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Thermal effects
(140.6810) Lasers and laser optics : Thermal effects
(190.4870) Nonlinear optics : Photothermal effects
(310.6860) Thin films : Thin films, optical properties
(350.6830) Other areas of optics : Thermal lensing

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: December 11, 2009
Revised Manuscript: March 12, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: April 5, 2010
Published: May 4, 2010

Jean-Philippe Bourgoin, Guy-Germain Allogho, and Alain Haché, "Thermal measurement on subnanoliter sample volumes," Appl. Opt. 49, 2547-2551 (2010)

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