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| EXPLORING THE INTERFACE OF LIGHT AND BIOMEDICINE

  • Editor: Gregory W. Faris
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 7 — Jul. 16, 2007

Scanning near-field optical coherent spectroscopy of single molecules at 1.4 K

Ilja Gerhardt, Gert Wrigge, Mario Agio, Pavel Bushev, Gert Zumofen, and Vahid Sandoghdar  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 11, pp. 1420-1422 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.001420


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Abstract

We present scanning near-field extinction spectra of single molecules embedded in a solid matrix. By varying the tip–molecule separation, we modify the line shape of the spectra, demonstrating the coherent nature of the interaction between the incident laser light and the excited state of the molecule. We compare the measured data with the outcome of numerical calculations and find a very good agreement.

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OCIS Codes
(180.5810) Microscopy : Scanning microscopy
(270.1670) Quantum optics : Coherent optical effects
(290.2200) Scattering : Extinction
(300.6250) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, condensed matter

ToC Category:
Spectroscopy

History
Original Manuscript: January 24, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: February 20, 2007
Published: April 30, 2007

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Ilja Gerhardt, Gert Wrigge, Mario Agio, Pavel Bushev, Gert Zumofen, and Vahid Sandoghdar, "Scanning near-field optical coherent spectroscopy of single molecules at 1.4K," Opt. Lett. 32, 1420-1422 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-11-1420


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