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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 4 — Feb. 20, 2006
  • pp: 1382–1387

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High capacity tagging using nanostructured diffraction barcodes

G. S. Galitonov, S. W. Birtwell, N. I. Zheludev, and H. Morgan  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 4, pp. 1382-1387 (2006)

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We describe a new non-contact high capacity optical tagging technique based on the use of nanostructured barcodes. The tags are generated from a number of superimposed diffraction gratings. Capacity for up to 68,000 distinguishable tags has been demonstrated, however current technological capability shall allow encoding of up to 109 distinguishable particles, each of which is only 100μm long.

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OCIS Codes
(000.1430) General : Biology and medicine
(000.1570) General : Chemistry
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: November 1, 2005
Revised Manuscript: February 9, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: February 10, 2006
Published: February 20, 2006

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G. Galitonov, S. Birtwell, N. Zheludev, and H. Morgan, "High capacity tagging using nanostructured diffraction barcodes," Opt. Express 14, 1382-1387 (2006)

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