Calculation of optical properties of nanoparticles for biomedical applications

James Joseph, V. M. Murukeshan, Lye Sun Woh

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Nanoparticles have great potential towards optical investigations in biological tissues which include imaging applications as well as therapeutic applications. However the effectiveness of these techniques is greatly governed by the optical properties of the nanoparticles. In this context this work performs computational investigations in determining the scattering and absorption efficiencies of spherical nanoparticles for a variety of nanoparticle dimensions and compositions over a wavelength band ranging from 380nm - 1064nm. The simulation results show that the optical response of the nanoparticles greatly varies with the material property, the radii of the particle as well as the laser wavelength and the results obtained aids in the selection of suitable nanoparticle for specific biomedical applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings SPIE 8001
Subtitle of host publicationInternational Conference on Applications of Optics and Photonics
EditorsManuel F. M. Costa
PublisherSociety of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9780819485755
Publication statusPublished - 26 Jul 2011
EventInternational Conference on Applications of Optics and Photonics - Braga, Portugal
Duration: 3 May 20117 May 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


ConferenceInternational Conference on Applications of Optics and Photonics


  • absorption efficiency
  • biophotonics
  • nanospheres
  • optical imaging
  • optical properties
  • photothermal therapy
  • photothermolysis
  • scattering efficiency

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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