OSA's Digital Library

Journal of the Optical Society of America A

Journal of the Optical Society of America A

| OPTICS, IMAGE SCIENCE, AND VISION

  • Vol. 18, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2001
  • pp: 919–925

Computer simulation for two-dimensional near-field optics with use of a metal-coated dielectric probe

Masahiro Tanaka and Kazuo Tanaka  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 18, Issue 4, pp. 919-925 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.18.000919


View Full Text Article

Acrobat PDF (188 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

In our previous paper [J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 15, 101 (1998)], the integral equations that are suitable for simulations of near-field optics with use of an uncoated dielectric probe were proposed. We extend the integral equations to near-field optical circuits by using a metal-coated dielectric probe with an aperture. The derivation of the integral equations is described in detail for the incident TM mode, because it is impossible to derive them with the same procedures as those used in the case of the uncoated dielectric probe. Simulations of the illumination/collection mode of a two-dimensional scanning near-field optical microscope (2D-SNOM) are performed. All numerical results satisfy the energy conservation law within an accuracy of 1%. One-dimensional scanning images of a 2D-SNOM obtained by using the metal-coated dielectric probe with an aperture and those obtained by using the uncoated dielectric probe are compared, and advantages of the metal-coated dielectric probe are described.

© 2001 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics

Citation
Masahiro Tanaka and Kazuo Tanaka, "Computer simulation for two-dimensional near-field optics with use of a metal-coated dielectric probe," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 18, 919-925 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-18-4-919

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited