A Monatomic Optical Near-Field Microscope with Subnanometer Spatial Resolution
Authors: Gadomskii, O.N.; Moiseev, K.Y.; Nikol'skii, O.F.
Source: Journal of Applied Spectroscopy, Volume 70, Number 4, July 2003 , pp. 605-614(10)
We propose the principle of operation of an optical near-field microscope on the basis of linear steady-state optical dimensional resonances in the system atom-probe–atoms of the sample. It is shown that such a microscope has high sensitivity and a spatial resolution of less than 1 nm and does not set limits on the choice of samples. The distribution of the optical fields in the wave and near zones in the near-field microscope at frequencies close to the optical dimensional resonances arising as a result of dipole-dipole interactions of atoms at small distances has been investigated. The optical scheme of the monatomic near-field microscope is presented.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Ul'yanovsk State University, 42 L. Tolstoi Str., Ul'yanovsk, 432700, Russia firstname.lastname@example.org
Publication date: 2003-07-01