Single molecule spectroscopy with automated positioning

T. Ha, D. S. Chemla, Th Enderle, S. Weiss

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Rapid positioning of single molecules in the excitation volume of a confocal (or near-field) microscope is necessary for the successful spectroscopy of molecules with fluctuating emission properties. A computer controlled optical system which automatically and rapidly locates and performs spectroscopic measurements on single molecules was developed. Examples for such spectroscopies, performed on short-lived molecules, are given.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)782-784
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number6
StatePublished - 10 Feb 1997
Externally publishedYes


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