Abstract

The local optical field of a semiconductor micrograting (GaAs, 10×10 μm) is recorded in the middle field region using an optical scanning probe in collection mode at a constant height. The recorded image shows the micrograting with high contrast and a displaced diffraction image. The finite penetration depth of the light leads to a reduced edge resolution in the direction of the illuminating beam while the edge contrast in the perpendicular direction remains high (∼100 nm). We use the discrete dipole model to calculate the local optical field to show how the displacement of the diffraction image increases with increasing distance from the surface.

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2003 (1)

2002 (1)

B. Levine, A. Kulik, and W. S. Bacsa, "Optical space and time coherence near surfaces," Phys. Rev. B 66, 233404-1-233404-4 (2002).
[CrossRef]

2001 (1)

2000 (1)

J. A. Porto, R. Carminati, and J.-J. Greffet, "Theory of electromagnetic field imaging and spectroscopy in scanning near-field optical microscopy," J. Appl. Phys. 88, 4845-4850 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1997 (1)

W. S. Bacsa and A. Kulilk, "Interference scanning optical probe microscopy," Appl. Phys. Lett. 70, 3507-3509 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1992 (1)

1990 (1)

C. Girard and D. Courjon, "Computing the optical near-field distributions around complex subwavelength surface structures: a comparative study of different methods," Phys. Rev. B 42, 9340-9349 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Amien, C.

B. Levine, M. Caumont, C. Amien, B. Chaudret, B. Dwir, and W. S. Bacsa, "Local optical field in the neighborhood of structured surfaces: phase singularities and Talbot effect," Technical Proceedings of the Nanoscience and Technology Institute (NTSI, 2004), Vol. 3, pp. 5-9.

Bacsa, W. S.

B. Levine, A. Kulik, and W. S. Bacsa, "Optical space and time coherence near surfaces," Phys. Rev. B 66, 233404-1-233404-4 (2002).
[CrossRef]

W. S. Bacsa and A. Kulilk, "Interference scanning optical probe microscopy," Appl. Phys. Lett. 70, 3507-3509 (1997).
[CrossRef]

W. S. Bacsa, "Interference scanning optical probe microscopy: principles and applications," in Advances in Imaging and Electron Physics, 1st ed., S.Hawks, ed. (Academic, 1999), Vol. 110, pp. 1-19.

B. Levine, M. Caumont, C. Amien, B. Chaudret, B. Dwir, and W. S. Bacsa, "Local optical field in the neighborhood of structured surfaces: phase singularities and Talbot effect," Technical Proceedings of the Nanoscience and Technology Institute (NTSI, 2004), Vol. 3, pp. 5-9.

Bryant, G. W.

Carminati, R.

J. A. Porto, R. Carminati, and J.-J. Greffet, "Theory of electromagnetic field imaging and spectroscopy in scanning near-field optical microscopy," J. Appl. Phys. 88, 4845-4850 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Caumont, M.

B. Levine, M. Caumont, C. Amien, B. Chaudret, B. Dwir, and W. S. Bacsa, "Local optical field in the neighborhood of structured surfaces: phase singularities and Talbot effect," Technical Proceedings of the Nanoscience and Technology Institute (NTSI, 2004), Vol. 3, pp. 5-9.

Chaudret, B.

B. Levine, M. Caumont, C. Amien, B. Chaudret, B. Dwir, and W. S. Bacsa, "Local optical field in the neighborhood of structured surfaces: phase singularities and Talbot effect," Technical Proceedings of the Nanoscience and Technology Institute (NTSI, 2004), Vol. 3, pp. 5-9.

Courjon, D.

C. Girard and D. Courjon, "Computing the optical near-field distributions around complex subwavelength surface structures: a comparative study of different methods," Phys. Rev. B 42, 9340-9349 (1990).
[CrossRef]

D. W. Pohl and D. Courjon, Near Field Optics, NATO ANSI Series (Kluwer, 1993), Vol. 242.

Dwir, B.

B. Levine, M. Caumont, C. Amien, B. Chaudret, B. Dwir, and W. S. Bacsa, "Local optical field in the neighborhood of structured surfaces: phase singularities and Talbot effect," Technical Proceedings of the Nanoscience and Technology Institute (NTSI, 2004), Vol. 3, pp. 5-9.

Felbacq, D.

Garcia, S. N.

S. N. Garcia and M. Nieto-Vesperinas, Optics at the Nanometer, NATO ANSI Series E (Kluwer, 1996), Vol. 319.

Girard, C.

C. Girard and D. Courjon, "Computing the optical near-field distributions around complex subwavelength surface structures: a comparative study of different methods," Phys. Rev. B 42, 9340-9349 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Greffet, J.-J.

J. A. Porto, R. Carminati, and J.-J. Greffet, "Theory of electromagnetic field imaging and spectroscopy in scanning near-field optical microscopy," J. Appl. Phys. 88, 4845-4850 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Hayashi, Y.

Kulik, A.

B. Levine, A. Kulik, and W. S. Bacsa, "Optical space and time coherence near surfaces," Phys. Rev. B 66, 233404-1-233404-4 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Kulilk, A.

W. S. Bacsa and A. Kulilk, "Interference scanning optical probe microscopy," Appl. Phys. Lett. 70, 3507-3509 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Levine, B.

B. Levine, A. Kulik, and W. S. Bacsa, "Optical space and time coherence near surfaces," Phys. Rev. B 66, 233404-1-233404-4 (2002).
[CrossRef]

B. Levine, M. Caumont, C. Amien, B. Chaudret, B. Dwir, and W. S. Bacsa, "Local optical field in the neighborhood of structured surfaces: phase singularities and Talbot effect," Technical Proceedings of the Nanoscience and Technology Institute (NTSI, 2004), Vol. 3, pp. 5-9.

Liu, A.

Moreau, A.

Nagai, K.

Nieto-Vesperinas, M.

S. N. Garcia and M. Nieto-Vesperinas, Optics at the Nanometer, NATO ANSI Series E (Kluwer, 1996), Vol. 319.

Pohl, D. W.

D. W. Pohl and D. Courjon, Near Field Optics, NATO ANSI Series (Kluwer, 1993), Vol. 242.

Porto, J. A.

J. A. Porto, R. Carminati, and J.-J. Greffet, "Theory of electromagnetic field imaging and spectroscopy in scanning near-field optical microscopy," J. Appl. Phys. 88, 4845-4850 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Rahmani, A.

Richter, L. J.

Smaali, R.

Stranick, S. J.

Takayanagi, A.

Umeda, N.

Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

W. S. Bacsa and A. Kulilk, "Interference scanning optical probe microscopy," Appl. Phys. Lett. 70, 3507-3509 (1997).
[CrossRef]

J. Appl. Phys. (1)

J. A. Porto, R. Carminati, and J.-J. Greffet, "Theory of electromagnetic field imaging and spectroscopy in scanning near-field optical microscopy," J. Appl. Phys. 88, 4845-4850 (2000).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A (1)

Opt. Lett. (1)

Phys. Rev. B (2)

C. Girard and D. Courjon, "Computing the optical near-field distributions around complex subwavelength surface structures: a comparative study of different methods," Phys. Rev. B 42, 9340-9349 (1990).
[CrossRef]

B. Levine, A. Kulik, and W. S. Bacsa, "Optical space and time coherence near surfaces," Phys. Rev. B 66, 233404-1-233404-4 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Other (4)

B. Levine, M. Caumont, C. Amien, B. Chaudret, B. Dwir, and W. S. Bacsa, "Local optical field in the neighborhood of structured surfaces: phase singularities and Talbot effect," Technical Proceedings of the Nanoscience and Technology Institute (NTSI, 2004), Vol. 3, pp. 5-9.

W. S. Bacsa, "Interference scanning optical probe microscopy: principles and applications," in Advances in Imaging and Electron Physics, 1st ed., S.Hawks, ed. (Academic, 1999), Vol. 110, pp. 1-19.

D. W. Pohl and D. Courjon, Near Field Optics, NATO ANSI Series (Kluwer, 1993), Vol. 242.

S. N. Garcia and M. Nieto-Vesperinas, Optics at the Nanometer, NATO ANSI Series E (Kluwer, 1996), Vol. 319.

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