Gilles Tessier

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We propose a holographic microscopy reconstruction method that propagates the hologram in the object half-space in the vicinity of the object. The calibration yields reconstructions with an undistorted reconstruction grid, i.e., with orthogonal x, y, and z axes and constant pixel pitch. The method is validated with a USAF target imaged by a ×60 microscope(More)
We report a method based on heterodyne numerical holography associated to photothermal excitation for full field and three-dimensional localisation of metallic nanoparticles. A modulated pump laser (lambda = 532 nm) heats several particles, creating local refractive index changes. This modulation is detected using a probe and a local oscillator beam (lambda(More)
We report experimental results on heterodyne holographic microscopy of subwavelength-size gold particles. The apparatus uses continuous green-laser illumination of the metal beads in a total internal reflection configuration for dark-field operation. Detection of the scattered light at the illumination wavelength on a charge-coupled-device array detector(More)
Linear and non-linear thermo-optical dynamical regimes were investigated in a photonic crystal cavity. First, we have measured the thermal relaxation time in an InP-based nano-cavity with quantum dots in the presence of optical pumping. The experimental method presented here allows one to obtain the dynamics of temperature in a nanocavity based on(More)
This paper describes an imaging microscopic technique based on heterodyne digital holography where subwavelength-sized gold colloids can be imaged in cell environments. Surface cellular receptors of 3T3 mouse fibroblasts are labeled with 40 nm gold nanoparticles, and the biological specimen is imaged in a total internal reflection configuration with(More)
A fluorescent particle settled at the extremity of an atomic force microscope tip is used as a scanning temperature sensor. Since fluorescence is an effect that depends on temperature, by collecting the amount on light emitted by the particle as a function of its position on a sample, we are able to map the heat distribution on its surface. To validate the(More)
A differential profilometry technique is adapted to the problem of measuring the roughness of hollow glass fibres by use of immersion objectives and index-matching liquid. The technique can achieve picometer level sensitivity. Cross validation with AFM measurements is obtained through use of vitreous silica step calibration samples. Measurements on the(More)
Nanoantennas have the unique ability to affect the emission pattern of a dipole in free space. We present a technique based on full-field heterodyne holography for the mapping of the scattered field of plasmonic gold nanodisk chains in all three dimensions. A spectroscopic study allowed us to determine the resonant and nonresonant wavelengths at which we(More)
Although extremely sensitive, electrical measurements are essentially unable to discriminate complex chemical events involving individual nanoparticles. The coupling of electrochemistry to dark field imaging and spectroscopy allows the triggering of the electrodissolution of an ensemble of Ag nanoparticles (by electrochemistry) and the inference of both(More)