Highly efficient near-field probes

Thomas D Milster, Shu Guo Tang

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The highly efficient near-field probes are discussed. In the near-field optical system, the object and the optical system must be closer than the wavelength of light that was used to illuminate the object. The fabrication procedure involves a photoresist exposure, development, and ion milling, with which the glass was etched into the desired probe tip array. It was found that a combination of dielectric apertures and solid immersion lens optics provide both a small spot size and high coupling efficiency.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)38
Number of pages1
JournalOptics and Photonics News
Volume12
Issue number12
StatePublished - 2001

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Highly efficient near-field probes. / Milster, Thomas D; Tang, Shu Guo.

In: Optics and Photonics News, Vol. 12, No. 12, 2001, p. 38.

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Milster, TD & Tang, SG 2001, 'Highly efficient near-field probes', Optics and Photonics News, vol. 12, no. 12, pp. 38.
Milster, Thomas D ; Tang, Shu Guo. / Highly efficient near-field probes. In: Optics and Photonics News. 2001 ; Vol. 12, No. 12. pp. 38.
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