Colloquium Hervé Rigneault



C1.47, W&N-building, VU University, De Boelelaan 1085, 1081 HV Amsterdam

Colloquium Hervé Rigneault

Hervé Rigneault, Institut Fresnel, Marseille Université




Title: Nano-Biophotonics: molecular contrast for biomolecular detection and imaging


I will review some of the topics that are developed in the Mosaic group at the Fresnel Institute (
The first part of my talk will focus on nanophotonics to show how nanoscale metallic structures can be used to enhance fluorescence and to shape temperature at the nanoscale. the second part will focus on imaging using nonlinear contrast mechanisms that do not necessitate labelling. Latest development in microscopy and endoscopy will be presented.

A. Kress, X. Wang, H. Ranchon, J. Savatier, H. Rigneault, P. Ferrand, S. Brasselet, “Mapping the local organization of cell membranes using excitation-polarization-resolved confocal fluorescence microscopy”, Biophys. J. 105, 127-136 (2013).

D. Punj, M. Mivelle, S. B. Moparthi, T. S. van Zanten, H. Rigneault, N. F. van Hulst, M. F. Garcia-Parajo, J. Wenger, "A plasmonic 'antenna-in-box' platform for enhanced single-molecule analysis at micromolar concentrations" Nature Nanotech 8, 512-516 (2013)

H. Rigneault, E. Andresen, ‘Fast and label free’, Nat. Phot 6, 802-803 (2012)

E. R. Andresen, G. Bouwmans, S. Monneret, and H. Rigneault, ‘Toward endoscopes with no distal optics: video-rate scanning microscopy through a fiber bundle’, Optics Letters 38, 609-611 (2013)

P. Berto, D. Gachet, P. Bon, S. Monneret  and H. Rigneault, ‘Wide-Field Vibrational Phase Imaging’, Phys. Rev. Lett  109,  093902 (2012)

G. Baffou, P. Bon, J. Savatier, J. Polleux, M. Zhu, M. Merlin, H. Rigneault, and S. Monneret, ‘Thermal Imaging of Nanostructures by Quantitative Optical Phase Analysis’, ACS Nano 6, pp.2452-2458 (2012)