The invention and subsequent development of scanning probe microscopy (SPM)
methods have produced the necessary tools for a step forward in optical measurements.
The possibility to go beyond the Abbe diffraction limit has been achieved with
the Near-field light optical microscopes (SNOM or NSOM).
SNOM microscopes employ SPMs precision of piezoelectric raster-scanning together
with sharp probes to obtain light optical images at rather better than the usual
TriA-SNOM from A.P.E. Research is an Aperture SNOM microscope, capable of collecting
optical signal in reflection, transmission and back-reflection modes. An instrument
for surface science, optics and biology researchers who need a basic microscope
easily expandable and interfaciable with their scientific equipement.
- Ease of Use
- Easily interchangeable Samples
- Easy switching between acquisition modes
- Lateral Resolution better then 50 nm