1 May 1992 Development toward magneto-optic Kerr scanned near-field optical microscope with 10-nm resolution
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Proceedings Volume 1639, Scanning Probe Microscopies; (1992) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.58172
Event: OE/LASE '92, 1992, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Abstract
Work is described on the development of a £canned Near-field Qptical Microscope (SNOM) to observe magnetization distributions with sub-wavelength resolution. Contrast is provided by the magneto-optic Kerr effect. A single Ag particle of -30 nm diameter was chosen as a SNOM probe for reasons unique to magnetic imaging. Sub-wavelength Ag particles interact strongly with incident light due to an effect called the localized surface plasmon resonance. An apparatus is described for the characterization of the plasmon resonance in isolated Ag particles. Data obtained from the apparatus is presented and present work in the measurement of the magneto-optic Kerr effect in a near-field geometry is described.
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Sheldon Schultz, Sheldon Schultz, Thomas J. Silva, Thomas J. Silva, "Development toward magneto-optic Kerr scanned near-field optical microscope with 10-nm resolution", Proc. SPIE 1639, Scanning Probe Microscopies, (1 May 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.58172; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.58172
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