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1. (WO2018165591) METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INFRARED SCANNING NEAR-FIELD OPTICAL MICROSCOPY BASED ON PHOTOTHERMAL EFFECT

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/165591    International Application No.:    PCT/US2018/021814
Publication Date: Fri Sep 14 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Sat Mar 10 00:59:59 CET 2018
IPC: G01Q 60/00
G01Q 60/18
G01Q 60/24
G01Q 60/38
G01N 21/35
G01N 21/65
G01J 3/44
Applicants: PHOTOTHERMAL SPECTROSCOPY CORP.
Inventors: YANG, Honghua
PRATER, Craig
Title: METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INFRARED SCANNING NEAR-FIELD OPTICAL MICROSCOPY BASED ON PHOTOTHERMAL EFFECT
Abstract:
Systems and methods may be provided for measuring an infrared absorption of a sub micrometer region of a sample. An Infrared light source may illuminate a sample in a region that is interacting with the tip of a Scanning Probe Microscope (SPM), stimulating the sample in a way that produces measurable optical properties related to Infrared absorption of the sample region. A probe light source is directed at the region of the sample and SPM tip, and probe light emanating from the tip and sample region is collected. The collected light may be used to derive infrared absorption spectrum information of the sample region, possibly on a sub-micron scale.