Abstract

Optical radiation emitted from a metal-coated fiber tip apex when it emerges from a liquid into the air was measured. A strong enhancement of the output radiation and its strong dependence on the relative position of the tip to a liquid surface were observed. This phenomenon permits in situ recording of nanometric vibrations of the liquid and provides a basis for development of various ultrasensitive vibration detecting sensors.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

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