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  • Vol. 24, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 1999
  • pp: 1811–1813

Resonant optical cavity used as a nonradiating source for optical near-field microscopy

Jérôme Salvi and Daniel Courjon  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 24, Issue 24, pp. 1811-1813 (1999)

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Nonradiating sources are emitting devices whose geometry prohibits electromagnetic emission. First, we show that a ring cavity can be substituted for the usual prism in scanning tunneling optical microscopy. Second, we find that near-field detection is an ideal way to explore the behavior of such nonradiating sources.

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OCIS Codes
(180.5810) Microscopy : Scanning microscopy
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(230.6080) Optical devices : Sources

Jérôme Salvi and Daniel Courjon, "Resonant optical cavity used as a nonradiating source for optical near-field microscopy," Opt. Lett. 24, 1811-1813 (1999)

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