Near Field Optics

  • Dieter W. Pohl
  • Daniel Courjon

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSE, volume 242)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

  3. Screened Tip Techniques

    1. Raoul Kopelman, Weihong Tan, Zhong-You Shi, Duane Birnbaum
      Pages 17-24
    2. T. Hartmann, R. Gatz, W. Wiegräbe, A. Kramer, A. Hillebrand, K. Lieberman et al.
      Pages 35-44
    3. D. W. Pohl, D. Courjon, C. Bainier, A. Dereux, H. Heinzelmann
      Pages 51-58
  4. Unscreened Tip Techniques

  5. Optical Forces

    1. Othmar Marti, Victor I. Balykin
      Pages 121-130
    2. M. Ohtsu, S. Jiang, T. Pangaribuan, M. Kozuma
      Pages 131-139
    3. Lars Malmqvist, Hans M. Hertz
      Pages 141-146
  6. Theory

  7. Plasmons in Near-Field Optics

  8. Instrumental Techniques

    1. M. A. Paesler, E. L. Buckland, P. J. Moyer, B. I. Yakobson
      Pages 287-294
    2. H.-U. Danzebrink, U. C. Fischer
      Pages 303-308
  9. Near-Field Infrared Microscopy

    1. A. Piednoir, F. Creuzet, C. Licoppe, F. De Fornel
      Pages 309-316
  10. STM and Light

    1. C. Baur, B. Koslowski, R. Möller, K. Dransfeld
      Pages 325-331
    2. J. K. Gimzewski, R. Berndt, R. R. Schlittler, A. W. McKinnon, M. E. Welland, T. M. H. Wong et al.
      Pages 333-340
  11. Related Techniques

    1. M. Hrynevych, D. J. Butler, K. A. Nugent, A. Roberts
      Pages 391-398
    2. Adrian Korpel, Scott Samson, Kurt Feldbush
      Pages 399-406
    3. A. De Marco, R. Micheletto, A. Trabucco, P. Violino
      Pages 407-410
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 411-418

About this book


Scanning near-field optical microscopy (SNOM, also known as NSOM) is a new local probe technique with a resolving power of 10--50 nm. Not being limited by diffraction, near-field optics (NFO) opens new perspectives for optical characterization and the understanding of optical phenomena, in particular in biology, microelectronics and materials science.
SNOM, after first demonstrations in '83/'84, has undergone a rapid development in the past two to four years. The increased interest has been largely stimulated by the wealth of optical properties that can be investigated and the growing importance of characterization on the nanometer scale in general. Examples include the use of fluorescence, birefrigence and plasmon effects for applications in particular in biology, microelectronics and materials science, to name just a few.
This volume emerged from the first international meeting devoted exclusively to NFO, and comprises a complete survey of the 1992 activities in the field, in particular the variety of instrumental techniques that are currently being explored, the demonstration of the imaging capabilities as well as theoretical interpretations - a highly nontrivial task. The comprehensive collection of papers devoted to these and related subjects make the book a valuable tool for anybody interested in near-field optics.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Dieter W. Pohl
    • 1
  • Daniel Courjon
    • 2
  1. 1.IBM Research DivisionZurich Research LaboratoryRüschlikonSwitzerland
  2. 2.Laboratoire d’Optique P.M. DuffieuxUniversité de Franche-ComtéBesançonFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-4873-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-1978-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0168-132X
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