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)
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 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)
Electrochemical (EC) impacts of single nanoparticles (NPs) on an ultramicroelectrode are coupled with optics to identify chemical processes at the level of individual NPs. While the EC signals characterize the charge transfer process, the optical monitoring gives a complementary picture of the transport and chemical transformation of the NPs. This is(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)
We characterize, experimentally, the intensity minima of a polarized high numerical aperture optical speckle pattern and the topological charges of the associated optical vortices. The negative of a speckle pattern is imprinted in a uniform fluorescent sample by photobleaching. The remaining fluorescence is imaged with superresolution stimulated emission(More)
In order to characterize surface chemomechanical phenomena driving microelectromechanical systems behavior, we propose herein a method to simultaneously obtain a full kinematic field describing the surface displacement and a map of its chemical modification from optical measurements. Using a microscope, reflected intensity fields are recorded for two(More)