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  • Vol. 24, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 1999
  • pp: 682–684

Chemical silver coating of fiber tips in near-field scanning optical microscopy

Chandra S. Vikram and William K. Witherow  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 24, Issue 10, pp. 682-684 (1999)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.24.000682


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Abstract

We report what is believed to be the first experimental demonstration of silver coating by a wet chemical process on tapered fiber tips used in near-field scanning optical microscopy. The process occurs at room temperature and pressure and takes only a few minutes to complete. Many tips can be coated simultaneously.

© 1999 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(110.2350) Imaging systems : Fiber optics imaging
(120.3930) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrological instrumentation
(170.5810) Medical optics and biotechnology : Scanning microscopy
(310.1860) Thin films : Deposition and fabrication
(350.3950) Other areas of optics : Micro-optics

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Chandra S. Vikram and William K. Witherow, "Chemical silver coating of fiber tips in near-field scanning optical microscopy," Opt. Lett. 24, 682-684 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-24-10-682


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