Skip to main content

News about Scitation

In December 2016 Scitation will launch with a new design, enhanced navigation and a much improved user experience.

To ensure a smooth transition, from today, we are temporarily stopping new account registration and single article purchases. If you already have an account you can continue to use the site as normal.

For help or more information please visit our FAQs.

banner image
No data available.
Please log in to see this content.
You have no subscription access to this content.
No metrics data to plot.
The attempt to load metrics for this article has failed.
The attempt to plot a graph for these metrics has failed.
The full text of this article is not currently available.
/content/aip/journal/adva/1/2/10.1063/1.3598477
1.
1. M. Born, and E. Wolf, Principles of Optics, 6th ed. (Pergamon, New York, 1980).
2.
2. R. Dorn, S. Quabis, and G. Leuchs, Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 233901 (2003).
http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.91.233901
3.
3. S. Hell, and E. H. K. Stelzer, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 9, 21592166 (1992).
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.9.002159
4.
4. M. J. Rust, M. Bates, and X. Zhuang, Nature Methods 3, 793795 (2006).
http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nmeth929
5.
5. K. I. Willig, S. O. Rizzoli, V. westphal, R. Jahn, and S. W. Hell, Nature 440, 935939 (2006).
http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature04592
6.
6. A. Naber, D. Molenda, U. C. Fischer, H. J. Maas, C. Höppener, N. Lu, and H. Fuchs, Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 210801 (2002).
http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.89.210801
7.
7. L. Verslegers, P. B. Catrysse, Z. F. Yu, and S. H. Fan, Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 033902 (2009).
http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.103.033902
8.
8. J. A. Schuller, E. S. Barnard, W. Cai, Y. C. Jun, J. S. White, and M. L. Brongersma, Nature Materials 9, 193204 (2010).
http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nmat2630
9.
9. E. Ozbay, Science 311, 189193 (2006).
http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1114849
10.
10. D. W. Pohl, W. Denk, and M. Lanz, Appl. Phys. Lett. 44, 651655 (1984).
http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.94865
11.
11. L. Novotny, and C. Hafner, Phys. Rev. E 50, 40944106 (1994).
http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.50.4094
12.
12. H. A. Bethe, Phys. Rev. 66, 163 (1944).
http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRev.66.163
13.
13. M. N. Islam, X. K. Zhao, A. A. Said, S. S. Mickel, and C. F. Vail, Appl. Phys. Lett., 71, 28862888 (1997).
http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.120206
14.
14. T. Yatsui, M. Kourogi, and M. Ohtsu, Appl. Phys. Lett., 73, 20902092 (1998).
http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.122387
15.
15. Y. H. Chuang, K. G. Sun, C. J. Wang, J. Y. Huang, and C. L. Pan, Rev. Sci. Instrum., 69, 437439 (1998).
http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.1148678
16.
16. T. Saiki, S. Mononobe, M. Ohtsu, and N. Saito, Appl. Phys. Lett., 68, 26122614 (1996).
http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.116198
17.
17. J. A. Matteo, D. P. Fromm, Y. Yuen, P. J. Schuck, W. E. Moerner, and L. Hesselink, Appl. Phys. Lett., 85, 648650 (2004).
http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.1774270
18.
18. A. Sundaramurthy, P. J. Schuck, N. R. Conley, D. P. Fromm, G. S. Kino, and W. E. Moerner, Nano Lett. 6(3), 355 (2006).
http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/nl052322c
19.
19. Y. Wang, W. Srituravanich, C. Sun, and X. Zhang. Nano Lett. 8(9), 30413045 (2008).
http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/nl8023824
20.
20. K. Tanaka, G. Burr, T. Maletzky, T. Grosjean, and U. Fischer, Appl. Phys. B 93, 257266 (2008).
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00340-008-3147-7
21.
21. G. Volpe, G. M. Terriza and R. Quidant, Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 216802 (2010).
http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.105.216802
22.
22. A. Assion, T. Baumert, M. Bergt, T. Brixner, B. Kiefer, V. Seyfried, M. Strehle, and G. Gerber, Science 282, 919922 (1998).
http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.282.5390.919
23.
23. J. T. Li, Y. K. Liu, X. S. Xie, P. Q. Zhang, B. Liang, L. Yan, J. Y. Zhou, G. Kurizki, D. Jacobs, K. S. Wong, and Y. C. Zhong, Opt. Express 16, 1289912904 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.012899
24.
24. P. Q. Zhang, Y. F. Guan, X. S. Xie, J. Y. Zhou, L. Yan, K. S. Wong, Opt. Express 18, 29952999 (2010).
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.002995
25.
25. B. Hecht, B. Sick, U. P. Wild, V. Decker, R. Zenobi, O. J. F. Martin, and D. W. Pohl, J. Chem. Phys. 112, 77617774 (2000).
http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.481382
26.
26. D. M. Sullivan, Electromagnetic Simulation Using the FDTD Method, (IEEE Press, New York, 2000).
http://aip.metastore.ingenta.com/content/aip/journal/adva/1/2/10.1063/1.3598477
Loading
/content/aip/journal/adva/1/2/10.1063/1.3598477
Loading

Data & Media loading...

Loading

Article metrics loading...

/content/aip/journal/adva/1/2/10.1063/1.3598477
2011-05-27
2016-12-10

Abstract

Optical microscopy with spatial resolution below the diffraction limit is at present attracting extensive attentions. Further advancement of the near-field scanning optical microscopy (NSOM), a practical super-resolution microscopy, is mainly limited by the low transmission of optical power through the nano-meter apex. This work shows that lightwave can be efficiently delivered to a sub-100 nm apex inside a tapered metallic guiding structure. The enhanced light delivery, about 5-fold, is made possible with an adaptive optimization of the transmission via a spatial light phase-modulator. Numerical simulation shows the mechanism for the efficient light delivery to be the selective excitation of predominantly the lowest-order transverse component of standing wavevector with proper input wavefront modulation, hence favoring the transmission of lightwave in the longitudinal direction. The demonstration of such efficient focusing, to about full-width at half-maximum of a quarter wavelength, has a direct and immediate application in the improvement of the existing NSOMs.

Loading

Full text loading...

/deliver/fulltext/aip/journal/adva/1/2/1.3598477.html;jsessionid=5zG6DTZx1Wqkfw9K2aTYjyZS.x-aip-live-02?itemId=/content/aip/journal/adva/1/2/10.1063/1.3598477&mimeType=html&fmt=ahah&containerItemId=content/aip/journal/adva
true
true

Access Key

  • FFree Content
  • OAOpen Access Content
  • SSubscribed Content
  • TFree Trial Content
752b84549af89a08dbdd7fdb8b9568b5 journal.articlezxybnytfddd
/content/realmedia?fmt=ahah&adPositionList=
&advertTargetUrl=//oascentral.aip.org/RealMedia/ads/&sitePageValue=aipadvances.aip.org/1/2/10.1063/1.3598477&pageURL=http://scitation.aip.org/content/aip/journal/adva/1/2/10.1063/1.3598477'
Right1,Right2,Right3,