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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 2008
  • pp: 2812–2814

Design of nanostructures for imaging and biomedical applications by plasmonic optimization

Thomas Grosges, Dominique Barchiesi, Timothée Toury, and Gérard Gréhan  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 23, pp. 2812-2814 (2008)

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An adapted method of optimization of coated metallic nanoparticles is introduced to perform the optimal choice of material and sizes for better scattering or absorption efficiency. This design of nanoshells, involving plasmon resonance, is achieved to maximize the efficiency factors. The presented method is turned to tune the efficiency of nanoshells for biomedical applications and an increasing of the efficiency factors by 1 or 2 orders of magnitude is predicted with realistic materials.

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OCIS Codes
(170.0170) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics and biotechnology
(170.3880) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical and biological imaging
(290.2200) Scattering : Extinction

ToC Category:
Medical Optics and Biotechnology

Original Manuscript: July 1, 2008
Revised Manuscript: October 20, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: October 24, 2008
Published: November 24, 2008

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Thomas Grosges, Dominique Barchiesi, Timothée Toury, and Gérard Gréhan, "Design of nanostructures for imaging and biomedical applications by plasmonic optimization," Opt. Lett. 33, 2812-2814 (2008)

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