OSA's Digital Library

Applied Optics

Applied 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)

View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (252 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



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

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

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)

Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  


  1. E. Udd, Fiber Optic Sensors: An Introduction for Engineers and Scientists (Wiley, 1991).
  2. T. S. F. Yu, Fiber Optic Sensors (Marcel Dekker, 2002). [CrossRef]
  3. S. Kawata, M. Ohtsu, and M. Irie, Nano-Optics (Springer, 2002).
  4. N. A. Janunts, K. S. Baghdasaryan, Kh. V. Nerkararyan, and B. Hecht, "Excitation and superfocusing of surface plasmon polaritons on a silver-coated optical fiber tip," Opt. Commun. 253, 118-124 (2005). [CrossRef]
  5. N. A. Janunts and Kh. V. Nerkararyan, "Modulation of light radiation during input into waveguide by resonance excitation of surface plasmons," Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 299-301 (2001). [CrossRef]
  6. R. Stockle, C. Fokas, V. Deckert, R. Zenobi, B. Sick, B. Hecht, and U. P. Wild, "High-quality near-field optical probes by tube etching," Appl. Phys. Lett. 75, 160-164 (1999). [CrossRef]
  7. B. E. A. Saleh and M. C. Teich, Fundamentals of Photonics (Wiley, 1991). [CrossRef]
  8. R. G. Hansperger, Integrated Optics; Theory and Technology (Springer, 1984). [PubMed]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Fig. 3
Fig. 4

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited