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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2010
  • pp: 787–789

Parallel heterodyne detection of dynamic light-scattering spectra from gold nanoparticles diffusing in viscous fluids

Michael Atlan, Pierre Desbiolles, Michel Gross, and Maïté Coppey-Moisan  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 5, pp. 787-789 (2010)

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We developed a microscope intended to probe, using a parallel heterodyne receiver, the fluctuation spectrum of light quasi-elastically scattered by gold nanoparticles diffusing in viscous fluids. The cutoff frequencies of the recorded spectra scale up linearly with those expected from single-scattering formalism in a wide range of dynamic viscosities (1 to 15 times water viscosity at room temperature). Our scheme enables ensemble-averaged optical fluctuations measurements over multispeckle recordings in low light, at temporal frequencies up to 10 kHz , with a 12 Hz framerate array detector.

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OCIS Codes
(180.6900) Microscopy : Three-dimensional microscopy
(290.5820) Scattering : Scattering measurements
(090.1995) Holography : Digital holography

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Original Manuscript: September 30, 2009
Revised Manuscript: January 3, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: January 11, 2010
Published: February 26, 2010

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Michael Atlan, Pierre Desbiolles, Michel Gross, and Maïté Coppey-Moisan, "Parallel heterodyne detection of dynamic light-scattering spectra from gold nanoparticles diffusing in viscous fluids," Opt. Lett. 35, 787-789 (2010)

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