We present a new system that combines a Fourier transform infrared spectrometer with a near-field microscope to achieve subwavelength spatial resolution for mid-IR spectroscopy. Sub-micrometer to nanometer scale chemical structure analysis is attained in IR region.
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M. Nakauchi, Y. Narita, and S. Kimura, " Fourier Transform Near-Field Infrared Spectroscopy," in Fourier Transform Spectroscopy, A. Sawchuk, ed., Vol. 84 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, 2003), paper FMD3.
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