Near-field broadband absorption spectroscopy of single gold nanoparticles

A. A. Mikhailovsky, Victor I Klimov

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Single-molecule photoluminescence spectroscopy using traditional far-field microscopy yields important information on optical properties of individual molecules or nanoparticles not distorted by averaging over an ensemble. However, this method cannot be applied to nonemitting species such as metal nanoscale particles. To perform single-nanoparticle absorption, measurements one must confine an incident light into a beam with a cross-sectional area that is comparable to a nanoparticle absorption cross-section.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference on Quantum Electronics and Laser Science (QELS) - Technical Digest Series
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2002
EventQuantum Electronics and Laser Science (QELS) 2002 - Long Beach, CA, United States
Duration: May 19 2002May 24 2002


OtherQuantum Electronics and Laser Science (QELS) 2002
CountryUnited States
CityLong Beach, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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