Background-free third harmonic imaging of gold nanorods

Osip Schwartz, Dan Oron

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Surface plasmon resonance exhibited by noble metal nanoparticles makes them attractive agents for advanced microscopic imaging applications. In this work we study third harmonic generation in gold nanorods under conditions of resonance of the laser frequency with the longitudinal plasmon mode. Large resonant enhancement and the symmetry properties of third harmonic generation allow for background-free, orientation sensitive optical imaging of individual nanoparticles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4093-4097
Number of pages5
JournalNano letters
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 9 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering

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