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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 17 — Aug. 26, 2013
  • pp: 20260–20267

Dynamic light scattering microscope: Accessing opaque samples with high spatial resolution

Takashi Hiroi and Mitsuhiro Shibayama  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 17, pp. 20260-20267 (2013)

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We developed a new technique that conducts dynamic light scattering (DLS) under a microscope with high spatial resolution. This technique dramatically extends the range of DLS application from transparent to opaque samples. The total scattered electric field contains both electric field generated from the samples and time-independent reflected electric field. These two components are decomposed by applying a partial heterodyne method. By using this technique, we successfully calculate the characteristic size distribution of both multiple-scattering samples and strong light-absorbing samples. This is the first study to observe the collective motion of particles in a highly concentrated solution by using DLS.

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OCIS Codes
(180.1790) Microscopy : Confocal microscopy
(290.1350) Scattering : Backscattering
(290.4210) Scattering : Multiple scattering
(300.6310) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, heterodyne

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Original Manuscript: April 22, 2013
Revised Manuscript: July 21, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: August 7, 2013
Published: August 22, 2013

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Takashi Hiroi and Mitsuhiro Shibayama, "Dynamic light scattering microscope: Accessing opaque samples with high spatial resolution," Opt. Express 21, 20260-20267 (2013)

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