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Nanoscale optical spectroscopy and detection
Author(s): L. Novotny; N. Anderson; M. R. Beversluis; A. Hartschuh
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Paper Abstract

We use a laser-irradiated metal tip to create a locally enhanced field at the tip apex. The tip acts as an optical antenna and is held a few nanometers above the sample surface so that a highly localized interaction between the enhanced field and the sample is achieved. The method has been successfully combined with vibrational spectroscopy by making use of the well-known effect of surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS). We mapped out the vibrational modes of individual single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNT) with a resolution down to l0nm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 April 2006
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 6180, Photonics, Devices, and Systems III, 61802B (18 April 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.675863
Show Author Affiliations
L. Novotny, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
N. Anderson, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
M. R. Beversluis, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
A. Hartschuh, Univ. of Rochester (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6180:
Photonics, Devices, and Systems III
Pavel Tománek; Miroslav Hrabovský; Miroslav Miler; Dagmar Senderákova, Editor(s)

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