Fluorescence imaging of single molecules with a super resolution NSOM

N. Hosaka, Toshiharu Saiki

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Abstract

Fluorescence imaging of single molecules was conducted using a super resolution near-field scanning optical microscopy (NSOM). The incident light was reduced using neutral density filters to avoid photobleaching of single molecules during the fluorescence imaging. The results show that the 15 nm spatial resolution is obtained which is smaller than the aperture diameter and is attributed to nonradiative energy transfer from the excited molecules to the coated metal of the probe.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPacific Rim Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO - Technical Digest
Volume1
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes
Event4th Pacific Rim Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics - Chiba, Japan
Duration: 2001 Jul 152001 Jul 19

Other

Other4th Pacific Rim Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics
CountryJapan
CityChiba
Period01/7/1501/7/19

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Hosaka, N., & Saiki, T. (2001). Fluorescence imaging of single molecules with a super resolution NSOM. In Pacific Rim Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO - Technical Digest (Vol. 1)