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  • Vol. 31, Iss. 22 — Aug. 1, 1992
  • pp: 4515–4518

Scanning Wiener-fringe microscope with an optical fiber tip

Norihiro Umeda, Yuhteki Hayashi, Keiji Nagai, and Atsuo Takayanagi  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 31, Issue 22, pp. 4515-4518 (1992)

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A scanning probe optical microscope using the Wiener fringe is presented. The Wiener fringe is formed by a standing wave between the incident and reflected waves on an optically reflective surface and is detected by inserting an optical fiber tip into the fringe-field region. The detected signal is used to maintain the tip–sample distance constant so that a topographic image of a sample can be obtained by a computer-assisted instrument. A spatial resolution of 200 nm has been achieved by observing a sample of known geometry.

© 1992 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: February 27, 1991
Published: August 1, 1992

Norihiro Umeda, Yuhteki Hayashi, Keiji Nagai, and Atsuo Takayanagi, "Scanning Wiener-fringe microscope with an optical fiber tip," Appl. Opt. 31, 4515-4518 (1992)

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