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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2010
  • pp: 3387–3389

Laser optoacoustic spectroscopy of gold nanorods within a highly scattering medium

Vincent Cunningham and Horacio Lamela  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 20, pp. 3387-3389 (2010)

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We describe a spectroscopic comparative analysis based on the optoacoustic technique over the wavelength range from 410 nm to 1000 nm using a Q-switched Nd:YAG pumped optical parametric oscillator tunable source on a gold nanostructure solution located within a highly scattering medium. The advantages of this method over standard spectroscopy techniques are the possibility to localize and monitor the spectroscopic response of absorbing materials located within turbid media. The operation is confirmed using a comparative analysis with the spectroscopic results obtained from a reference measurement scheme, based on a highly sensitive collimated optical transmission setup in parallel and under the same experimental conditions as the optoacoustic technique.

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OCIS Codes
(120.3890) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Medical optics instrumentation
(120.6200) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Spectrometers and spectroscopic instrumentation

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: June 3, 2010
Revised Manuscript: August 12, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: September 9, 2010
Published: October 8, 2010

Vincent Cunningham and Horacio Lamela, "Laser optoacoustic spectroscopy of gold nanorods within a highly scattering medium," Opt. Lett. 35, 3387-3389 (2010)

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