13 October 1998 Coherent photon imaging in near-field optics
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Abstract
The coherent superposition of optical waves or optical interference is an integral part of the image formation in near-field optics and can be used to increase the lateral resolution. Cavity effects increase the resolution furthermore and shadow formation avoids aperture limitations in reflection-collection nearfield optics. The application range of optical scanning probe microscopy is extended by taking advantage of optical interference and standing waves by preserving at the same time spectroscopic imaging ability, the main advantage of optical scanning probe techniques.
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Wolfgang S. Bacsa, Alex Kulik, "Coherent photon imaging in near-field optics", Proc. SPIE 3467, Far- and Near-Field Optics: Physics and Information Processing, (13 October 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.326836; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.326836
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