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Real-Time Optical Detection of Single Nanoparticles and Viruses Using Heterodyne Interferometry

  • Anirban Mitra
  • Lukas Novotny
Conference paper
Part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series B: Physics and Biophysics book series (NAPSB)

Abstract

Nanoparticles play a significant role in various fields such as biomedical imaging and diagnostics [1–4], process control in semiconductor manufacturing [5], explosives [6], environmental monitoring and climate change [7, 8], and various other fields. Inhalation of ultrafine particulates in air has been shown to have adverse effects, such as inflammation of lungs or pulmonary and cardiovascular diseases [9, 10]. Nano-sized biological agents and pathogens such as viruses are known to be responsible for a wide variety of human diseases such as flu, AIDS and herpes, and have been used as biowarfare agents [11, 12].

Keywords

Particle Trajectory Laser Focus Reference Field Sindbis Virus Heterodyne Detection 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of RochesterRochesterUSA
  2. 2.Institute of OpticsUniversity of RochesterRochesterUSA

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