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Development toward magneto-optic Kerr scanned near-field optical microscope with 10-nm resolution
Author(s): Sheldon Schultz; Thomas J. Silva
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Paper Abstract

Work is described on the development of a £canned Near-field Qptical Microscope (SNOM) to observe magnetization distributions with sub-wavelength resolution. Contrast is provided by the magneto-optic Kerr effect. A single Ag particle of -30 nm diameter was chosen as a SNOM probe for reasons unique to magnetic imaging. Sub-wavelength Ag particles interact strongly with incident light due to an effect called the localized surface plasmon resonance. An apparatus is described for the characterization of the plasmon resonance in isolated Ag particles. Data obtained from the apparatus is presented and present work in the measurement of the magneto-optic Kerr effect in a near-field geometry is described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1992
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1639, Scanning Probe Microscopies, (1 May 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.58172
Show Author Affiliations
Sheldon Schultz, Univ. of California/San Diego (United States)
Thomas J. Silva, Univ. of California/San Diego (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1639:
Scanning Probe Microscopies
Srinivas Manne, Editor(s)

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