Discoveries in bioscience are stimulated by the development of new scientific tools. The interactions of molecules with nanostructures provide an important prerequisite for such a tool when it comes to quantification of molecular scale phenomena in biology, or affordable ultra-sensitive diagnostics and sensing.
At our laboratory, we focus on understanding and tweaking mutual interactions of common fluorescent molecules via plasmonic and metamaterial structures with the aim of developing low-invasive fluorescence techniques beyond the usual spatial and temporal resolution limits.
- Elsayad, K., Suplata, M., Heinze, KG. (2011). Using MATLAB to Achieve Nanoscale Optical Sectioning in the Vicinity of Metamaterial Substrates by Simulating Emitter-Substrate Interactions Engineering Education and Research Using MATLAB. (fulltext)
- Elsayad, K., Heinze, KG. (2010). Multifrequency parallelized near-field optical imaging with anistropic metal-dielectric stacks Physical Review A. 81(5) (fulltext)
- Elsayad, K., Heinze, KG. (2010). Temperature dependence of the near-field superlensing effect for single metal layers and stacked metal-dielectric films Proc. SPIE. 7757:77573L
- Elsayad, K., Urich, A., Unterrainer, K., Heinze, KG. (2010). Fast near-field imaging of spectrally broad sources using layered metallic structures Proc. SPIE. 7757:77573M