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Near-field hyperspectral optical imaging

Bouillard, Jean Sebastien G.; Dickson, Wayne; Wurtz, Gregory A.; Zayats, Anatoly V.


Wayne Dickson

Gregory A. Wurtz

Anatoly V. Zayats


This Minireview presents an overview of near-field hyperspectral imaging and discusses its applications. Based on a fibre-tip probe, the hyperspectral near-field optical microscope allows the simultaneous acquisition of near-field images over a broad spectral range (400 to 1000 nm), enabling the recovery of local spectroscopic information, which is essential for understanding the resonant interaction of light with nanostructured objects because the far-field and near-field spectral responses can differ significantly, as is the case for plasmonic nanostructures. The optical information is collected through local interactions with the evanescent fields at the surface of the sample; therefore, the approach provides spectroscopic information with nanoscale spatial resolution. Several applications of spectroscopic near-field microscopy are described for the visualisation of plasmonic modes in metallic nanostructures and near-field fluorescence spectroscopy.


Bouillard, J. S. G., Dickson, W., Wurtz, G. A., & Zayats, A. V. (2014). Near-field hyperspectral optical imaging. Chemphyschem, 15(4), 619-629.

Journal Article Type Review
Acceptance Date Sep 6, 2013
Online Publication Date Feb 13, 2014
Publication Date Mar 17, 2014
Deposit Date Nov 19, 2015
Journal ChemPhysChem
Print ISSN 1439-7641
Electronic ISSN 1439-7641
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Volume 15
Issue 4
Pages 619-629
Keywords Hyperspectral imaging
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Additional Information Description of an article published in ChemPhysChem, 2014, v.15 issue 4.