Optics and spectroscopy. Laser physics

Application of Dynamic Light Scattering and Absorption Spectroscopy to Studies of Systems with Colloidal Gold Nanoparticles + DNA

Background and Objectives: The dynamic light scattering (DLS) method is widely used to evaluate the particle size distributions. However, DLS is not free of serious drawbacks. For a fast approximate estimation of the average size of colloidal gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) within the range of 15–100 nm reasonable results can be obtained with using the absorption spectroscopy. We discuss the advantages and drawbacks of DLS, transmission electron microscope (TEM), and absorption spectroscopy in gold nanoparticle sizing.

Dynamic Light Scattering Method in Studies of Silica and Gold Nanoparticles

Background and Objectives: It is well known, that uncritical use of the dynamic light scattering (DLS) method may give unacceptable results for the volume or number distributions of particles as compared with transmission electron microscopy (TEM) data. The purpose of this study is to investigate application of the DLS method for determining the size of colloidal silica and gold nanoparticles and to compare results of three methods: DLS, TEM, and absorption spectroscopy (see next paper).

Optical Soliton Inelastic Interacitons in Nonlinear Schrödinger Equation with Variable Coefficients Model

It is shown that in systems described by nonlinear Schrödinger equation with variable coefficients, interaction of two solitons can carry an inelastic character. Inelastic collision solitons can lead to changes in their group velocities, amplitudes and durations. We consider some particular cases related to the separation of the soliton pair and formation of a bound state of two solitons. In the applied aspect these phenomena can be used to control the soliton interaction in optical fiber communications.

Methods of Digital Holography in Interference Microscopy of Reflective Object in Partially Coherent Light

The theoretical foundation of the possibility of using the interference microscopes with extended and frequency broadband light source for recording digital holograms of microscopic objects, reconstruction and visualization of phase images is presented. Numerical procedure for processing of spatially localized digital holograms of the focused image in a partially coherent light are considered. Results of experiments on digital holographic microscopy of biological objects in a partially coherent light with Linnik interference microscope are shown.