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  • Editor: Gregory W. Faris
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 5 — May. 17, 2007

Heterodyne apertureless near-field scanning optical microscopy on periodic gold nanowells

Jeffrey E. Hall, Gary P. Wiederrecht, Stephen K. Gray, Shih-Hui Chang, Seokwoo Jeon, John A. Rogers, Renaud Bachelot, and Pascal Royer  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 7, pp. 4098-4105 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.004098


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Abstract

Heterodyne detection for apertureless near-field scanning optical microscopy was used to study periodic gold nanowell arrays. Optical near-field amplitude and phase signals were obtained simultaneously with the topography of the gold nanowells and with different polarizations. Theoretical calculations of the near-fields were consistent with the experiments; in particular, the calculated amplitudes were in especially good agreement. The heterodyne method is shown to be particularly effective for these types of periodic photonic structures and other highly scattering media, which can overwhelm the near-field scattered signal when conventional apertureless near-field scanning optical microscopy is used.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(180.5810) Microscopy : Scanning microscopy
(240.0310) Optics at surfaces : Thin films

ToC Category:
Microscopy

History
Original Manuscript: December 12, 2006
Revised Manuscript: February 9, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: February 10, 2007
Published: April 2, 2007

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Vol. 2, Iss. 5 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Jeffrey E. Hall, Gary P. Wiederrecht, Stephen K. Gray, Shih-Hui Chang, Seokwoo Jeon, John A. Rogers, Renaud Bachelot, and Pascal Royer, "Heterodyne apertureless near-field scanning optical microscopy on periodic gold nanowells," Opt. Express 15, 4098-4105 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-7-4098


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