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Journal of the Optical Society of America A

Journal of the Optical Society of America A

| OPTICS, IMAGE SCIENCE, AND VISION

  • Editor: Stephen A. Burns
  • Vol. 24, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 2007
  • pp: 831–838

Ultrahigh interference spatial compression of light inside the subwavelength aperture of a near-field optical probe

Narkis M. Arslanov and Sergey A. Moiseev  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 24, Issue 3, pp. 831-838 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.24.000831


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Abstract

Spatial effects of interference and interaction of light modes in the subwavelength part of the near-field optical microscopy probe have been theoretically studied. It was found that the mode interference can lead to higher spatial compression of light (wavelength is equal to 500 nm in free space) within the transverse size of 25 nm inside the probe output aperture of 100 nm in diameter. The results predict a principal possibility of higher spatial resolution in the near-field optical microscopy technique.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(180.0180) Microscopy : Microscopy
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(350.5730) Other areas of optics : Resolution

ToC Category:
Microscopy

History
Original Manuscript: March 24, 2006
Revised Manuscript: August 8, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: September 12, 2006
Published: February 14, 2007

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Citation
Narkis M. Arslanov and Sergey A. Moiseev, "Ultrahigh interference spatial compression of light inside the subwavelength aperture of a near-field optical probe," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 24, 831-838 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-24-3-831

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