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  • Vol. 5, Iss. 10 — Oct. 10, 2007
  • pp: 594–595

Electroless silver plating for metallization of near-field optical fiber probes

Chang'an Li, Lina Xu, and Ning Gu  »View Author Affiliations

Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 5, Issue 10, pp. 594-595 (2007)

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By using mercaptopropyltrimethoxysilane (MPTS) self-assembled monolayers (SAMs), electroless silver plating is developed for the metallization of near-field optical fiber probes. This method has the advantages of controllability, no pinholes, convenience, low cost, and smooth tip surface. The metallized probes are characterized by optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDXS).

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OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(180.5810) Microscopy : Scanning microscopy
(310.1860) Thin films : Deposition and fabrication
(350.3950) Other areas of optics : Micro-optics

Chang'an Li, Lina Xu, and Ning Gu, "Electroless silver plating for metallization of near-field optical fiber probes," Chin. Opt. Lett. 5, 594-595 (2007)

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