Tsong-Shin Lim

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Fluorescent nanodiamond is a new nanomaterial that possesses several useful properties, including good biocompatibility, excellent photostability and facile surface functionalizability. Moreover, when excited by a laser, defect centres within the nanodiamond emit photons that are capable of penetrating tissue, making them well suited for biological imaging(More)
Type Ib diamonds emit bright fluorescence at 550-800 nm from nitrogen-vacancy point defects, (N-V)(0) and (N-V)(-), produced by high-energy ion beam irradiation and subsequent thermal annealing. The emission, together with noncytotoxicity and easiness of surface functionalization, makes nano-sized diamonds a promising fluorescent probe for single-particle(More)
Nanometer vibration analysis of a target has been demonstrated by a self-aligned optical feedback vibrometry technique that uses a laser-diode-pumped microchip solid-state laser. The laser output waveform, which was modulated through interference between a lasing field and an extremely weak (<- 100-dB) frequency-modulated (FM) feedback field, was analyzed(More)
Fluorescent nanodiamond (FND) contains nitrogen-vacancy defect centers as fluorophores. The intensity of its fluorescence can be significantly enhanced after deposition of the particle (35 or 140 nm in size) on a nanocrystalline Ag film without a buffer layer. The excellent photostability (i.e. neither photobleaching nor photoblinking) of the material is(More)
To study conformational changes within a single protein molecule, sp-FRET (single pair fluorescence resonance energy transfer) is an important technique to provide distance information. However, incorporating donor and acceptor dyes into the same protein molecule is not an easy task. Here, we report a strategy for the efficient double-labeling of a protein(More)
Six different kinds of coherently aligned porphyrin-appended polynorbornenes derived from 5,6-endo-fused N-arylpyrrolidenonorbornenes have been synthesized. Pi-pi interactions between the pendant groups are essential for dictating the photophysical properties of the polymers and the mechanism for the stereoselective formation of polymers. Splitting of the(More)
Zinc-porphyrin-appended norbornene derivative 6, the corresponding dimer 7, coherently aligned single-stranded polynorbornene 5, and zinc-porphyrin-linked double-stranded polymeric ladderphane 3 have been used for complexation with 1,4-diazabicyclo[2.2.2]octane (DABCO) to generate an array of porphyrin-DABCO supramolecular scaffolds. The stoichiometries of(More)
A technique based on polarization modulation spectroscopy (PMS) has been developed to determine quantitatively the number of fluorophores in nanoparticles at the single-molecule level. The technique involves rotation of the polarization of the excitation laser on a millisecond time scale, leading to fluorescence intensity modulation. By taking account of(More)
We observed complicated emission patterns consisting of different transverse modes and associated intensity pulsations at beat frequencies between pairs of transverse eigenmodes in a solid-state thin-slice Fabry-Perot laser with asymmetric end-pumping. The dependence of transverse patterns and pulsation frequencies on pump power has been demonstrated. The(More)