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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 45, Iss. 32 — Nov. 10, 2006
  • pp: 8194–8196

Detecting nanometric vibrations of a liquid surface by a metal-coated fiber tip

T. Abrahamyan, E. Janunts, and Kh. Nerkararyan  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 32, pp. 8194-8196 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.45.008194


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Abstract

Optical radiation emitted from a metal-coated fiber tip apex when it emerges from a liquid into the air was measured. A strong enhancement of the output radiation and its strong dependence on the relative position of the tip to a liquid surface were observed. This phenomenon permits in situ recording of nanometric vibrations of the liquid and provides a basis for development of various ultrasensitive vibration detecting sensors.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: April 3, 2006
Revised Manuscript: July 6, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: July 7, 2006

Citation
T. Abrahamyan, E. Janunts, and Kh. Nerkararyan, "Detecting nanometric vibrations of a liquid surface by a metal-coated fiber tip," Appl. Opt. 45, 8194-8196 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-45-32-8194


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