Near-field imaging and nano-Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy using broadband synchrotron radiation

Opt Express. 2013 Feb 11;21(3):2913-9. doi: 10.1364/OE.21.002913.


We demonstrate scanning near-field optical microscopy with a spatial resolution below 100 nm by using low intensity broadband synchrotron radiation in the IR regime. The use of such a broadband radiation source opens up the possibility to perform nano-Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy over a wide spectral range.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Equipment Design
  • Equipment Failure Analysis
  • Image Enhancement / instrumentation*
  • Microscopy*
  • Nanotechnology / instrumentation*
  • Spectroscopy, Fourier Transform Infrared / instrumentation*
  • Synchrotrons / instrumentation*