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Coherent photon imaging in near-field optics
Author(s): Wolfgang S. Bacsa; Alex Kulik
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Paper Abstract

The coherent superposition of optical waves or optical interference is an integral part of the image formation in near-field optics and can be used to increase the lateral resolution. Cavity effects increase the resolution furthermore and shadow formation avoids aperture limitations in reflection-collection nearfield optics. The application range of optical scanning probe microscopy is extended by taking advantage of optical interference and standing waves by preserving at the same time spectroscopic imaging ability, the main advantage of optical scanning probe techniques.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 October 1998
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 3467, Far- and Near-Field Optics: Physics and Information Processing, (13 October 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.326836
Show Author Affiliations
Wolfgang S. Bacsa, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Switzerland)
Alex Kulik, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3467:
Far- and Near-Field Optics: Physics and Information Processing
Suganda Jutamulia; Toshimitsu Asakura, Editor(s)

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