Optical Sciences

Biomolecules and nanostructures

The Optical Sciences group studies the interaction of light and matter at the nanoscale. We do this by exploring ways to shape light and its environment. It's what we call active and passive control. Our current focus is on the interaction of light with biomolecules and nanostructures. We are part of Twente University's Department of Science and Technology and member of the MESA+ institute.
We participate in the EU-COST actions MP1102: Coherent Raman microscopy (MicroCor) and CM1202: Supramolecular photocatalytic water splitting (PERSPECT-H2O)

 

OPTICAL CONTRAST IN NEAR-FIELD TECHNIQUES

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MOERS MHP, VANHULST NF, RUITER AGT, BOLGER B
ULTRAMICROSCOPY
vol 57 issue 2-3: p298-p302 FEB 1995

In this paper results of experiments with a scanning near-field optical microscope with shear-force feedback are presented. The setup will be described and the shear-force signal as function of distance is shown. Images of latex spheres and Langmuir- Blodgett layers of pentacosa-acid with about 100 nm lateral resolution are presented which show a true optical contrast due to fluorescence and polarization.
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