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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2014
  • pp: 3732–3735

Optically induced resonance of nanoparticle-loaded microbubbles

Jacob D. Dove, Mark A. Borden, and Todd W. Murray  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 13, pp. 3732-3735 (2014)

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We report on the optical excitation and detection of resonant microbubble oscillations. Optically absorbing nanoparticles were attached to the shell of a lipid-encapsulated microbubble, allowing for optical pulsing to photothermally drive the microbubble into resonance. A modified optical microscope was used to track the bubble wall radius as a function of time using light scattering. The microbubble response from a nanosecond laser pulse was measured, and the eigenfrequency and vibrational amplitude were determined and compared to theory. The ability to optically drive microbubble oscillations may have applications in basic studies of bubble dynamics and biomedical imaging and therapy.

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OCIS Codes
(170.5120) Medical optics and biotechnology : Photoacoustic imaging
(350.5340) Other areas of optics : Photothermal effects
(160.1435) Materials : Biomaterials
(290.2558) Scattering : Forward scattering

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Original Manuscript: April 8, 2014
Revised Manuscript: May 13, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: May 18, 2014
Published: June 17, 2014

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Jacob D. Dove, Mark A. Borden, and Todd W. Murray, "Optically induced resonance of nanoparticle-loaded microbubbles," Opt. Lett. 39, 3732-3735 (2014)

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