Fuhong Cai

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Nanoparticle-assisted two-photon imaging and near infrared (NIR) imaging are two important technologies in biophotonics research. In the present paper, organically modified silica (ORMOSIL) nanoparticles encapsulated with either PpIX (protoporphyrin IX) photosensitizers or IR-820 NIR fluorophores were synthesized and optically characterized. Using the(More)
We report the preparation of a kind of surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) tags and explore their applications in multifunctional optical imaging of cancer cells. The proposed nanoparticles (SERS tags) are prepared by connecting dye molecules directly onto the surfaces of gold nanorods through Au-S or Au-N interactions. The dye molecules are used as(More)
Gold nanorods (GNRs) have been widely used for bio-imaging. However, GNRs assisted optical in vivo deep tissue imaging is severely restricted due to signal attenuation, low contrast, complex process or low real-timing. To overcome these problems, we functionalized GNRs with both near-infrared (NIR) fluorescence and surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS)(More)
We report a fast perturbation Monte Carlo (PMC) algorithm accelerated by graphics processing units (GPU). The two-step PMC simulation [Opt. Lett. 36, 2095 (2011)] is performed by storing the seeds instead of the photon's trajectory, and thus the requirement in computer random-access memory (RAM) becomes minimal. The two-step PMC is extremely suitable for(More)
Relatively low quantum yield (QY), time-consuming scanning and strong absorption of light in tissue are some of the issues present in the development of upconversion nanoparticles (UCNPs) for biomedical applications. In this paper we systematically optimize several aspects of optical excitation of UCNPs to improve their applicability in bioimaging and(More)
2,3-bis(4-(phenyl(4-(1,2,2-triphenylvinyl)phenyl)amino)phenyl)fumaronitrile (TTF) shows unique aggregation-induced emission (AIE) characteristics. Under the excitation of a 1560 nm femtosecond laser, simultaneous three-photon-excited luminescence (3PL) and third-harmonic-generation signals can be observed from its nanoaggregate and the solid state. TTF is(More)
Gold nanoparticles can be used as contrast agents for bio-imaging applications. Here we studied multi-photon luminescence (MPL) of gold nanorods (GNRs), under the excitation of femtosecond (fs) lasers. GNRs functionalized with polyethylene glycol (PEG) molecules have high chemical and optical stability, and can be used as multi-photon luminescent nanoprobes(More)
  • Yalun Wang, Rongrong Hu, +5 authors Jun Qian
  • Biomedical optics express
  • 2015
Deep-tissue penetration is highly required in in vivo optical bioimaging. We synthesized a type of red emissive fluorophore BT with aggregation-induced emission (AIE) property. BT molecules were then encapsulated with amphiphilic polymers to form nanodots, and a large two-photon absorption (2PA) cross-section of 2.9 × 10(6) GM at 1040 nm was observed from(More)
An electric field Monte Carlo method is used to study the focal spot of a stimulated emission depletion (STED) beam, radially and azimuthally polarized beams in a turbid medium as a function of the scattering coefficient. To consider the diffraction of light of the wave nature, the wavefront is decomposed into a set of secondary spherical subwaves according(More)
We present a preliminary study which explores the potential of aggregation-induced emission (AIE) luminogen as a new fluorescent probe for STED microscopy. Compared with Coumarin 102, which is a commonly used organic fluorophore in STED microscopy, HPS, a typical AIE luminogen, is more resistant to photobleaching. In addition, HPS-doped nanoparticles have(More)