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)
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)
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)
We present a wide-field microscopy technique for the 3D mapping of optical intensity distributions using Brownian gold nanopar-ticles as local probes, which are localized by off-axis holography. Fast computation methods allow us to localize hundreds of particles per minute with accuracies as good as 3 × 3 × 10nm³ for immobilized particles. Factors limiting(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)
Transport-reaction processes at individual Ag nanoparticles (NPs) are studied using electrochemistry coupled with in situ 3D light scattering microscopy. Electrochemistry is used to trigger a (i) diffusiophoretic transport mode capable of accelerating and preconcentrating NPs toward an electrode and (ii) subsequent diffusion-controlled oxidation of NPs.(More)