February 17, 2023
Ambient Tip-Enhanced Two Photon Photoluminescence from CdSe/ZnS Quantum Dots
AbstractNonlinear nano-optical measurements that combine ultrafast spectroscopy with tools of scanning probe microscopy are scarce. This is particularly the case when high spatial resolution on the order of a few nanometers is sought after in experiments performed under ambient laboratory conditions. In this work, we demonstrate the latter through measurements that track two-photon photoluminescence from aggregates of CdSe/ZnS quantum dots with sub-5 nm spatial resolution. Our proof-of-principle measurements that only take advantage of a plasmonic probe (as opposed to a gap mode) pave the way for nonlinear photoluminescence-based spectral nano-imaging of realistic/heterogeneous (bio)molecular and (bio)material systems.
Published: February 17, 2023