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Scanning near-field microscopies
Author(s): Dieter W. Pohl; James K. Gimzewski
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Paper Abstract

Optical images whose resolution is not limited by diffraction can be created by recording the radiation from a point-like (subwavelength size) probe light source while raster scanning it across an object in immediate proximity. An imaging capability with resolution in the range from 1 to 50 nm has been demonstrated with various types of light sources including luminescence from an STM junction in transmission as well as in reflection emission and in a topographic mode. This paper gives a brief overview of the underlying principles followed by a discussion of a few selected results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1990
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1319, Optics in Complex Systems, (1 July 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.34815
Show Author Affiliations
Dieter W. Pohl, IBM Research Div. (Switzerland)
James K. Gimzewski, IBM Research Div. (Switzerland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1319:
Optics in Complex Systems
F. Lanzl; H.-J. Preuss; G. Weigelt, Editor(s)

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