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Near-field optical microscopy: contrast mechanisms in standard systems and photonic band gap structures
Author(s): Olivier J.F. Martin
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Paper Abstract

We discuss some of the intrinsic difficulties related to the numerical investigation of near-field optical microscopy. We show how these difficulties can be handled within the framework of the Green's tensor technique. Investigating practical experimental configurations, we show the strong correlation between the motion of the tip and the near-field signal. In order to investigate this kind of artifacts, we propose a series of experiments based on photonic band gap systems immersed in evanescent fields. The electromagnetic properties of such a system can be changed without changing the topography of the system at all.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 September 1999
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3791, Near-Field Optics: Physics, Devices, and Information Processing, (22 September 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.363859
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Olivier J.F. Martin, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology/Zurich (Switzerland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3791:
Near-Field Optics: Physics, Devices, and Information Processing
Suganda Jutamulia; Motoichi Ohtsu; Toshimitsu Asakura, Editor(s)

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