Near-field solid immersion lens microscope with advanced compact mechanical design

Tao Chen, Thomas D Milster, Sang Ki Park, Brendan McCarthy, Dror Sarid, Christian Poweleit, Jose Menendez

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Abstract

A compact mechanical package is developed for a standard microscope that implements a solid immersion lens (SIL) on a retractable bimorph swing arm. With the compact package mounted on an inverted microscope, far-field and near-field images are obtained at the same location by moving the SIL with the swing arm. With white-light incoherent illuminafion, the resolution of this system for observing digital versatile discs is around 200 nm with an effective numerical aperture of 1.5. Imaging with the SIL is compared with an atomic force microscopy scan.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number103002
JournalOptical Engineering
Volume45
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2006

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Keywords

  • Microscopy
  • Near field
  • Optical data storage
  • Solid immersion lens

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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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Chen, T., Milster, T. D., Park, S. K., McCarthy, B., Sarid, D., Poweleit, C., & Menendez, J. (2006). Near-field solid immersion lens microscope with advanced compact mechanical design. Optical Engineering, 45(10), [103002]. https://doi.org/10.1117/1.2361276

Near-field solid immersion lens microscope with advanced compact mechanical design. / Chen, Tao; Milster, Thomas D; Park, Sang Ki; McCarthy, Brendan; Sarid, Dror; Poweleit, Christian; Menendez, Jose.

In: Optical Engineering, Vol. 45, No. 10, 103002, 10.2006.

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Chen, T, Milster, TD, Park, SK, McCarthy, B, Sarid, D, Poweleit, C & Menendez, J 2006, 'Near-field solid immersion lens microscope with advanced compact mechanical design', Optical Engineering, vol. 45, no. 10, 103002. https://doi.org/10.1117/1.2361276
Chen, Tao ; Milster, Thomas D ; Park, Sang Ki ; McCarthy, Brendan ; Sarid, Dror ; Poweleit, Christian ; Menendez, Jose. / Near-field solid immersion lens microscope with advanced compact mechanical design. In: Optical Engineering. 2006 ; Vol. 45, No. 10.
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