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Journal of Nanophotonics

Grafting fluorescent nanodiamonds onto optical tips
Author(s): Aurelien Cuche; Aurelien Drezet; Jean-Francois Roch; Francois Treussart; Serge Huant
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Paper Abstract

We recently introduced an all-optical method for grafting onto the apex of an optical tip a single 20 nm nanodiamond with single color-center occupancy and used the resulting single-photon tip in scanning near-field imaging at room temperature, thereby achieving a genuine scanning single-photon microscopy working in ambient conditions. A variant of this method is described that allows for attaching several nanodiamonds onto the tip apex, releasing them all at once and finally recapturing them one by one by the scanning tip. This underlines the flexibility and powerfulness of our method and its variant that could be used in applications where a fixed number of selected optically active nano-objects requires positioning, or repositioning, at well defined locations with nanometer accuracy.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 2010
PDF: 7 pages
J. Nanophoton. 4(1) 043506 doi: 10.1117/1.3374237
Published in: Journal of Nanophotonics Volume 4, Issue 1
Show Author Affiliations
Aurelien Cuche, Institut NÉEL (France)
Aurelien Drezet, Institut NÉEL (France)
Jean-Francois Roch, École Normale Supérieure de Cachan (France)
Francois Treussart, École Normale Supérieure de Cachan (France)
Serge Huant, Institut NÉEL (France)

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