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Approach of FDTD algorithm for PSTM
Author(s): Jingzhi Wang; Guoshu Jian; Xiaoqiu Wang; Shifa Wu; Shi Pan
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Paper Abstract

It is important to analyze the images obtained by photon scanning tunneling microscope (PSTM). Recently some theories have been developed including finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) method applied in near field optics. In this article wc extend a simple FDTD method (equivalent incident wave method) to PSTM system, which has been widely used to detect objects buried underground in geophysics. In PSTM system lighting wave is evanescent wave, that is the equivalent incident wave exciting the samples and probe over the interface. Numerical simulations show that the results ofthis method are in agreement with the results ofthe moment method and perturbation theory.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 September 2002
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 4923, Nano-Optics and Nano-Structures, (5 September 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.481727
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Jingzhi Wang, Dalian Univ. of Technology (China)
Guoshu Jian, Dalian Univ. of Technology (China)
Xiaoqiu Wang, Dalian Univ. of Technology (China)
Shifa Wu, Dalian Univ. of Technology (China)
Shi Pan, Dalian Univ. of Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4923:
Nano-Optics and Nano-Structures
Xing Zhu; Stephen Y. Chou; Yasuhiko Arakawa, Editor(s)

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