The mIRage™ IR Microscope is an innovative new system uniquely providing sub-micron IR spectroscopy and imaging across a wide variety of applications.

Using a proprietary technique based upon Optical Photothermal IR (O-PTIR) spectroscopy, Mirage breaks the diffraction limit and bridges the gap between conventional IR microspectroscopy and nanoscale IR spectroscopy.

A fast and easy to use non-contact optical technique

mIRage overcomes the IR diffraction limit with an innovative technique, Optical Photothermal Infrared (O-PTIR) spectroscopy.

A tunable pulsed mid-IR laser induces photothermal effects into a sample surface, which are measured using a visible probe laser focused on the sample. The measurements are collected in a fast, easy to use manner without the need for contact-based techniques like ATR spectroscopy.

Learn more about O-PTIR here.

Eliminates need for thin sections

Transmission FTIR quality spectra in reflection mode

mIRage provides IR spectroscopy and chemical imaging, independent of IR wavelength. Using O-PTIR, highly sensitive IR measurements are enabled, providing transmission quality absorption without surface contact. This eliminates the need for thin samples and improves turnaround times.
Bone sample: Reflection mode IR Spectra and hyperspectral imaging 25 x 25 µm array, 500-nm spacing. Left: Single wavelength image (1058 cm-1) from Hyperspectral data set
Right: Single-pixel spectrum – 1s collection time

Mirage covers a broad applications range

mIRage provides unique, first and only data covering a wide range of applications including polymeric and non-polymeric materials, life science, complex pharmaceutical samples and micro-electronics contamination.

Discover how mIRage can solve your problems or help reveal new discoveries. To get in touch to send us your samples, email us at [email protected].

Multilayer film sample: Reflection mode spectral line array on each layer within cross sectioned film sample. 100 scans/spectrum (140 sec). Inset: mIRage optical image of sample cross section, embedded in epoxy stub.
Life science
Porcine stem cell sample: Reflection mode single wavelength image (1540 cm-1) extracted from hyperspectral data set. 30 x 30 µm image with 500 nm point spacing, 1 spectrum/point (1s).
Drug/Polymer blend sample: Reflection mode single wavelength image (50 x 50 µm) collected at 1666 cm-1, highlighting distribution of the drug, dexamethasone, in a PLGA polymer matrix.

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