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Construction of a fully functional NSOM using MUMPs technology
Author(s): Vladimir A. Aksyuk; Bradley P. Barber; Peter L. Gammel; David J. Bishop
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Paper Abstract

Despite their almost universal application in science and technology, optical microscopes with submicron spatial resolution remain large, expensive pieces of laboratory equipment. In this paper, we report on our construction of a near-field scanning optical microscope (NSOM) using the MCNC MUMPs technology. The construction of our microscope required the solution of a number of technological challenges including the assembly of an XYZ stage capable of moving the sample out of the plane of the silicon wafer, the macro alignment of the fiber used as the optical probe and efficient collection of the scattered light. In this paper we describe how the NSOM was built and show some preliminary images taken with it.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 September 1997
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3226, Microelectronic Structures and MEMS for Optical Processing III, (2 September 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.284566
Show Author Affiliations
Vladimir A. Aksyuk, Lucent Technologies/Bell Labs. (United States)
Bradley P. Barber, Lucent Technologies/Bell Labs. (United States)
Peter L. Gammel, Lucent Technologies/Bell Labs. (United States)
David J. Bishop, Lucent Technologies/Bell Labs. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3226:
Microelectronic Structures and MEMS for Optical Processing III
M. Edward Motamedi; Hans Peter Herzig, Editor(s)

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