26 February 2013 Mueller matrix polarimetry of plasmon resonant silver nano-rods: biomedical prospects
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Proceedings Volume 8699, Saratov Fall Meeting 2012: Optical Technologies in Biophysics and Medicine XIV; and Laser Physics and Photonics XIV; 869902 (2013) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2016830
Event: Saratov Fall Meeting and Workshop on Laser Physics and Photonics 2012, 2012, Saratov, Russian Federation
Abstract
Fundamental understanding of the light-matter interaction in the context of nano-particles is immensely benefited by the study of geometry dependent tunable Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance (LSPR) and has been demonstrated to have potential applications in various areas of science. The polarization characteristics of LSPR in addition to spectroscopic tuning can be suitably exploited in such systems as contrast enhancement mechanisms and control parameters. Such polarization characteristics like diattenuation and retardance have been studied here using a novel combination of Muller-matrix polarimetry with the T-matrix matrix approach for silver nano-rods to show unprecedented control and sensitivity to local refractive index variations. The study carried out over various aspect ratios for a constant equal volume sphere radius shows the presence of longitudinal (dipolar and quadrupolar) and transverse (dipolar) resonances; arising due to differential contribution of polarizabilities in two directions. The overlap regions of these resonances and the resonances themselves exhibit enhanced retardance and diattenuation respectively. The spectral and amplitude tunability of these polarimetric parameters through the aspect ratios to span from the minimum to maximum ([0, 1] in the case of diattenuation and [0, π] in the case of retardance) presents a novel result that could be used to tailor systems for study of biological media. On the other hand, the high sensitivity of diattenuation dip (caused by equal contribution of polarizabilities) could be possibly used for medium characterization and bio-sensing or bio imaging studies.
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Jalpa Soni, Jalpa Soni, Sayantan Ghosh, Sayantan Ghosh, Sudipta K. Bera, Sudipta K. Bera, Ayan Banerjee, Ayan Banerjee, Nirmalya Ghosh, Nirmalya Ghosh, } "Mueller matrix polarimetry of plasmon resonant silver nano-rods: biomedical prospects ", Proc. SPIE 8699, Saratov Fall Meeting 2012: Optical Technologies in Biophysics and Medicine XIV; and Laser Physics and Photonics XIV, 869902 (26 February 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2016830; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2016830
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