A new method for nano-engineering the optical antenna properties of scanning probe tips by combining focused ion beam milling with nano-CVD is presented. We demonstrate the capabilities by probing specific vector-field components of plasmonic nanostructures.
© 2009 The Optical Society
(180.0180) Microscopy : Microscopy
(220.0220) Optical design and fabrication : Optical design and fabrication
(220.4241) Optical design and fabrication : Nanostructure fabrication
(180.4243) Microscopy : Near-field microscopy
R. L. Olmon, L. Saraf, P. M. Krenz, G. D. Boreman, and M. B. Raschke, "Optical Antennas for Vector Near-Field Imaging," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper IMD3.
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