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Near-field scanning single-photon microscopy with an ultrasmall nanodiamond: How good can the resolution be?
Author(s): A. Drezet; A. Cuche; O. Mollet; S. Huant
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Paper Abstract

We discuss the concept of resolution in the context of our recent work [Opt. Express 17, 19969-19980 (2009)] in which the realization of a point-like scanning single photon near-field source (based on a single color center in a nano-diamond) was reported. We compare this new near-field optical microscope (NSOM) probe with usual aperture-NSOM probes. We conclude that the nanodiamond-based NSOM microscope has a resolving power which is only limited by the scan height over the imaged system. This contrasts with the aperture-NSOM resolution which also critically depends on the aperture diameter.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 May 2010
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7712, Nanophotonics III, 77120Z (10 May 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.853658
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A. Drezet, Institut Néel, CNRS, Univ. Joseph Fourier (France)
A. Cuche, Institut Néel, CNRS, Univ. Joseph Fourier (France)
O. Mollet, Institut Néel, CNRS, Univ. Joseph Fourier (France)
S. Huant, Institut Néel, CNRS, Univ. Joseph Fourier (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7712:
Nanophotonics III
David L. Andrews; Jean-Michel Nunzi; Andreas Ostendorf, Editor(s)

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