Versatile, high-efficiency tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (TERS) instrumentation for end-user applications

Noah J. Kolodziejski, David E. Wolf, Rajan S. Gurjar, Yongfeng Lu

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Abstract

We present the design principles and performance characteristics of a prototype user-friendly shear force based Tip-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy system. High numerical aperture reflective optics are utilized to optimize photon delivery and collection, while allowing for interrogation of samples with varying resistivities, thicknesses, and opacities. The integration of tips and tuning forks into manufacturable units is investigated to facilitate simple tip replacement. Finally we discuss methods to mitigate the remaining challenges to the technique becoming routine and user-friendly.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNanoscale Imaging, Sensing, and Actuation for Biomedical Applications VIII
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011
EventNanoscale Imaging, Sensing, and Actuation for Biomedical Applications VIII - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 24 2011Jan 27 2011

Publication series

NameProgress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE
Volume7908
ISSN (Print)1605-7422

Conference

ConferenceNanoscale Imaging, Sensing, and Actuation for Biomedical Applications VIII
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period1/24/111/27/11

Keywords

  • NSOM
  • Raman
  • Shear Force
  • TERS
  • Tip-Enhancement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Biomaterials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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