NSOM (Near-field Scanning Optical Microscopy), sometimes referred to as SNOM, is the premier tool for imaging and manipulation of light on the nanoscale. It is the only super resoltuion optical method that captures the near-field of light distribution, allows for all forms of optical imaging, correlates light distirbution with topography, and is effective in all environments.

Nanonics offers instrumentation for unlimited NSOM, thereby enabling a broad set of applications for NSOM, both apertured and apertureless near-field imaging. In addition, Nanonics has pioneered multiprobe NSOM platforms that are effective for pump/probe optical transport phenomena on the nanoscale. Open new frontiers with this paradigm shift in super-resolution imaging in the 50-100nm range that allows investigation of both surface and near-surface phenomena.

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Watch this video below and note the reflection of the point light source as it flickers. This is due to alterations in the near-field optical interaction, caused by scanning a semiconductor nanoelectronic chip. With their exposed tips, Nanonics cantilevered near-field apertured probes readily allow for a free optical axis for maximum collection of the reflected light signal above the probe, by a lens in a standard upright optical microscope.




Observation of linear plasmonic breathers and adiabatic elimination in a plasmonic multi-level coupled system.
Epstein, I., Suchowsk, H., Weisman, D., Remez, R., & Arie, A.
Optics Express, 26(2), 1433-1442. (2018)


Phase-controlled propagation of surface plasmons
Sain, B., Kaner, R., & Prior, Y.
Light: Science & Applications accepted article preview article 24 (April 2017)


Dual-SNOM investigations of multimode interference in plasmonic strip waveguides
Klein, A. E., Janunts, N., Schmidt, S., Hasan, S. B., Etrich, C., Fasold, S., ... & Pertsch, T.
Nanoscale 9, 6695-6702. (2017)


Wireless Communication with Nanoplasmonic Data Carriers: Macroscale Propagation of Nanophotonic Plasmon Polaritons Probed by Near-Field Nanoimaging
Cohen,M., Abulafia,Y., Lev,D., Lewis,A., Shavit,R., Zalevsky, Z
Nano Letters (Web) (May 3, 2017)


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