We suggest, experimentally demonstrate and theoretically study a near field probe in the form of an optical microsphere resonator, which performs local surface sensing with whispering gallery modes.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(180.0180) Microscopy : Microscopy
(180.5810) Microscopy : Scanning microscopy
M. Sumetsky, Y. Dulashko, and D. J. DiGiovanni, "Optical Surface Microscopy with a Moving Microsphere," in Integrated Photonics Research and Applications/Nanophotonics, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper NThD3.
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