10nm spatial resolution chemical imaging and spectroscopy

Graphene plasmonics
Surface plasmon polariton on a graphene wedge. s-SNOM phase and amplitude images of surface plasmon polariton (SPP) on a graphene wedge. (left) s-SNOM phase with a line cross-section of the SPP standing wave; (right) s-SNOM amplitude. Top image is a 3D view of Phase image (left).
High resolution
Cross-section through the graphene flake shows sub 10nm resolution optical property imaging.

Highest performance nano FTIR spectroscopy

  • Highest performance IR SNOM spectroscopy with the most advanced nanoIR laser source available
  • nano FTIR spectroscopy with integrated DFG, continuum based laser source
  • Broadband synchrotron light source integration
  • Multi-chip QCL laser source for spectroscopy and chemical imaging
Ultrafast-broadband scattering SNOM spectroscopy probing molecular vibrational information. Laser interferogram of Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) shows coherent molecular vibration in the form of free-induction decay in time domain (top). The highlighted feature in sample interferogram is due to the beating of symmetric and antisymmetric mode of C-F modes in the resulting the frequency domain (bottom left). Monolayer sensitivity of nano-FTIR is demonstrated on a monolayer pNTP (bottom right). Data courtesy of Prof. Markus Raschke, University of Colorado, Boulder, US

Combine S-SNOM and AFM-IR  to create remarkable new data

Complementary AFM-IR and Scattering SNOM images reveal, for the first time, the microscale origins of optical chirality on plasmonics structures. By accessing both the radiative (s-SNOM) and non-radiative (AFM-IR) information on plasmonics structures, unique and complementary plasmonic properties can be obtained. Khanikaev et al., Nat. Comm. 7, 12045 (‘16). Doi:10.1038/ncomms12045

Applications brief: Experimental demonstration of the microscopic origin of circular dichroism in 2D metamaterials

Eliminating the need for complex optical alignments
  • Patented adaptive beam steering and all reflective optics enables broad wavelength compatibility while eliminating realignment and refocusing at different wavelengths
  • Patented dynamic power control maintains optimal power and signal over broad range of sources, wavelengths and samples
  • Pre-mounted probes and motorized tip, sample and source alignment eliminates tedious steps in probe installation and re-optimization

Webinar: Nano-imaging and IR spectroscopy of novel quantum and photonic materials using s-SNOM and AFM-IR
Dr. Markus Raschke
Department of Physics and Department of Chemistry, JILA, University of Colorado
"The capability of s-SNOM delivers high spatial imaging information with precision."
Webinar: nanoIR2-s: Combining s-SNOM and AFM-IR to provide complete nanoscale IR analysis
Dr. Craig Prater
Chief Technology Officer
Anasys Instruments
"Click anywhere on the AFM image for a nanoscale infrared absorption spectrum."

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"The nanoIR2-s is a perfect tool for a multi-user center with a combination of Soft Matter and Condensed Matter research"
Dr. Ferenc Borondics
Principal Beamline Scientist at the
IR spectromicroscopy beamline, Soleil Synchrotron