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Multichannel near-field nanoscopy of circular and linear dichroism at the solid-state
Author(s): G. Lazzini; M. Castriciano; M. Trapani; N. Micali; F. Tantussi; L. Monsù Scolaro; S. Patanè; F. Fuso; M. Allegrini
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Paper Abstract

We investigate the optical response of individual porphyrin (TPPS3) nanoaggregates anchored onto a glass substrate by using a specific configuration of Polarization-Modulation Scanning Near-Field Optical Microscopy (PM-SNOM). Subdiffraction spatial resolution and sensitivity to the chiroptical properties of the material is reported. By demodulating the transmitted signal at the first and the second harmonics, the response of the nanoggregates to circular and linear polarization is simultaneously acquired in the same scan. In order to evaluate the relevant dichroic coefficients, we analyze a sample comprising several tens of individual nanoaggregates by using a model based on the Mueller matrix formalism. Circular dichroism in the nanoaggregates is demonstrated to stem from their molecular structure, whereas linear dichroism occurs as a consequence of the strongly anisotropic shape of the deposited nanoaggregates.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 September 2016
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9925, Nanoimaging and Nanospectroscopy IV, 99250G (15 September 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2235806
Show Author Affiliations
G. Lazzini, Univ. di Pisa (Italy)
M. Castriciano, CNR, Istituto per lo Studio dei Materiali Nanostrutturati (Italy)
M. Trapani, CNR, Istituto per lo Studio dei Materiali Nanostrutturati (Italy)
N. Micali, CNR, Istituto per i Processi Chimico-Fisici (Italy)
F. Tantussi, Univ. di Pisa (Italy)
L. Monsù Scolaro, Univ. di Messina (Italy)
S. Patanè, Univ. di Messina (Italy)
F. Fuso, Univ. di Pisa (Italy)
CNR, Istituto Nazionale di Ottica (Italy)
M. Allegrini, Univ. di Pisa (Italy)
CNR, Istituto Nazionale di Ottica (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9925:
Nanoimaging and Nanospectroscopy IV
Prabhat Verma; Alexander Egner, Editor(s)

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