A scanning plasmon optical microscope has been operated with an atomic force microscope rather than a scanning tunnel microscope to scan a surface. The instrument produced a nanoscale optical image of dye-molecule crystals adsorbed on a silver film. Images of dye-molecule crystal islands are presented.
© 1996 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: August 11, 1995
Published: February 1, 1996
Y-K. Kim, J. B. Ketterson, and D. J. Morgan, "Scanning plasmon optical microscope operation in atomic force microscope mode," Opt. Lett. 21, 165-167 (1996)