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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 24 — Nov. 23, 2009
  • pp: 21794–21801

Mid-infrared near-field spectroscopy

Sergiu Amarie, Thomas Ganz, and Fritz Keilmann  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 24, pp. 21794-21801 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.021794


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Abstract

We demonstrate continuous infrared spectra from 20 nm sample spots, by combining dispersive Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) with scattering near-field microscopy (s-SNOM). With the “apertureless” tip of a standard AFM cantilever in one arm of a Michelson interferometer the spectra arise simultaneously in amplitude and phase. The effect of near-field phonon resonance of SiC is used to verify background-free s-SNOM operation, and to determine the absolute scattering efficiency, at 6 cm−1 spectral resolution. We further report first evidence of free-induction decay from a scatterer composed of parts coupled by near-fields. This is possible only with broadband illumination. It offers a new, unique tool to discriminate against background scattering artifacts.

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OCIS Codes
(300.6300) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, Fourier transforms
(300.6340) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, infrared
(180.4243) Microscopy : Near-field microscopy
(160.2710) Materials : Inhomogeneous optical media

ToC Category:
Spectroscopy

History
Original Manuscript: October 12, 2009
Revised Manuscript: November 6, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: November 7, 2009
Published: November 12, 2009

Citation
Sergiu Amarie, Thomas Ganz, and Fritz Keilmann, "Mid-infrared near-field spectroscopy," Opt. Express 17, 21794-21801 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-24-21794


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