Efficient Modelling and Optimisation of Advanced Nano-Plasmonic Optical Biosensors and Markers
A collaboration between Cardiff University and Swansea University
Different resonant states’ contributions to the perturbed resonant state.
This project employs a novel theoretical method in electrodynamics which we have recently invented and verified. It will allow us to produce a fast and accurate computational tool to predict, design and optimise the properties of nano-plasmonic particles, paving the way for their development, fabrication and use in biotechnology applications.
Resonant optical biosensors have recently become an important tool for bioscience research and drug discovery. They cover a range of applications going from the detection of toxins, proteins, DNA and infectious agents to the investigation of whole cell behaviour and quantitative determination of binding affinities and interaction kinetics between proteins or other biomolecules
The aim of this proposal is to develop an efficient modelling technique for quantitative description, analysis, and optimization of advanced intracellular biosensors and markers for research and therapy based on optical resonances of metal nanoparticles.
Dr Egor Muljarov
T:+44(0)29 208 70175
PhD Student: Mr Hame Sehmi
This exciting project has the potential to revolutionise the way we calculate and design resonant optical biosensors.
Prof Huw Summers
Metal nanoparticles are being used to revolutionise medical imaging systems such as MRI by providing both image contrast and the capability for targeted cell therapy.
- NRN026 - Resonant-state expansion of dispersive open optical systems: Creating gold from sand
- NRN026 From Dark to Bright: First-Order Perturbation Theory with Analytical Mode Normalization for Plasmonic Nanoantenna Arrays Applied to Refractive Index Sensing
- NRN026 - Exact mode volume and Purcell factor of open optical systems
- NRN026 - Optimizing the Drude-Lorentz model for material permittivity: Method, program, and examples for gold, silver, and copper
- NRN026 - Comment on “Normalization of quasinormal modes in leaky optical cavities and plasmonic resonators”
- NRN026 - Analytical normalization of resonant states in photonic crystal slabs and periodic arrays of nanoantennas at oblique incidence