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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 21 — Oct. 11, 2010
  • pp: 22314–22323

Three-dimensional mapping of single gold nanoparticles embedded in a homogeneous transparent matrix using optical second-harmonic generation

Jérémy Butet, Guillaume Bachelier, Julien Duboisset, Franck Bertorelle, Isabelle Russier-Antoine, Christian Jonin, Emmanuel Benichou, and Pierre-François Brevet  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 21, pp. 22314-22323 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.022314


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Abstract

We report the three-dimensional mapping of 150 nm gold metallic nanoparticles dispersed in a homogeneous transparent polyacrylamide matrix using second-harmonic generation. We demonstrate that the position of single nanoparticles can be well defined using only one incident fundamental beam and the harmonic photon detection performed at right angle. The fundamental laser beam properties are determined using its spatial autocorrelation function and used to prove that single nanoparticles are observed. Polarization resolved measurements are also performed allowing for a clear separation of the second-harmonic response of the single gold metallic nanoparticles from that of aggregates of such nanoparticles.

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OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 1, 2010
Revised Manuscript: September 24, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: September 24, 2010
Published: October 6, 2010

Virtual Issues
Vol. 5, Iss. 14 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Jérémy Butet, Guillaume Bachelier, Julien Duboisset, Franck Bertorelle, Isabelle Russier-Antoine, Christian Jonin, Emmanuel Benichou, and Pierre-François Brevet, "Three-dimensional mapping of single gold nanoparticles embedded in a homogeneous transparent matrix using optical second-harmonic generation," Opt. Express 18, 22314-22323 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-21-22314


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