Abstract

We report the emergent optical near field profiles from standard single mode optical fibers on the cleaved end of which were deposited particle layers of SnO2. The layers, composed of micron and sub-micron sized particles, were deposited by means of Electrostatic Spray Pyrolysis (ESP) technique. Powerful analytical tools such as Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) and Scanning Near-field Optical Microscopy (SNOM) were used to obtain simultaneously the SnO2 layers topography and the related optical near field intensity distribution, when the fiber-substrate is illuminated by a light radiation in NIR range. We show that isolated microstructures, positioned in correspondence of the fiber core, reveal highly unusual capability of locally enhancing the collected optical near field. The observed phenomenon leads to new concepts of fiber optic chemical sensors and in fiber microsystems as well.

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2005 (2)

A. Cusano, M. Pisco, M. Consales, S. Campopiano, A. Cutolo, R. Viter, V. Smyntyna, and M. Giordano, "Ammonia detection in water with a tin dioxide-based optical sensor," Proc. SPIE 5952, 595214 (2005).
[CrossRef]

M. Batzill and U. Diebold, "The surface and materials science of tin oxide," Prog. Surf. Sci. 79, 47-154 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2004 (3)

2003 (1)

Y. Matsui, M. Mitsuhashi, and Y. Goto, "Early stage of tin oxide film growth in chemical vapor deposition," Surf. Coat. Technol. 169, 549-552 (2003).
[CrossRef]

2002 (2)

Y. Ebenstein, T. Mokari, and U. Banin, "Fluorescence quantum yield of CdSe/ZnS nanocrystals investigated by correlated atomic-force and single-particle fluorescence microscopy," Appl. Phys. Lett. 80, 4033-4035 (2002).
[CrossRef]

J. Prikulis, H. Xu, L. Gunnarsson, M. Kall, and H. Olin, "Phase-sensitive near-field imaging of metal nanoparticles," J. Appl. Phys. 92, 6211-6214 (2002).
[CrossRef]

2001 (1)

E. H. A. Diagne and M. Lumbreras, "Elaboration and characterization of tin oxide-lanthanum oxide mixed layers prepared by the electrostatic spray pyrolysis technique," Sens. Actuators B 78, 98-105 (2001).
[CrossRef]

1999 (1)

Y. Higashiyama, S. Tanaka, T. Sugimoto, and K. Asano, "Size distribution of the charged droplets in an axisymmetric shower," J. Electrost. 47, 183-195 (1999).
[CrossRef]

1998 (1)

T. W. Ebbsen, H. J. Lezec, H. F. Ghaemi, T. Thio, and P. A. Wolff, "Extraordinary optical transmission through sub-wavelength hole arrays," Nature (London) 391, 667-669 (1998).
[CrossRef]

1997 (1)

J. J. Greffet and R. Carminati "Image formation in near field optics," Prog. Surf. Sci. 56, 113-237 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1996 (1)

U. Ben-Ami, N. Tessler, N. Ben-Ami, R. Nagar, G. Fish, K. Lieberman, G. Eisenstein, A. Lewis, J. M. Nielsen, and A. Moeller-Larsen, "Near-Infrared contact mode collection near-field optical and normal force microscopy of modulated multiple quantum well lasers," Appl. Phys. Lett. 68, 2337-2339 (1996).
[CrossRef]

1986 (1)

G. Binnig, C. F. Quate, and C. Gerber, "Atomic force microscope," Phys. Rev. Lett. 56, 930-933 (1986).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1984 (1)

D. W. Pohl, W. Denk, and M. Lanz, "Optical stethoscopy: Image recording with resolution λ/20," Appl. Phys. Lett. 44, 651-653 (1984).

1958 (1)

K. Ishiguro, T. Sasaki, T. Arai, and I. Imai, "Optical and electrical properties of tin oxide films," J. Phys. Soc. Jpn. 13, 296 (1958).
[CrossRef]

Alcubilla, R.

Arai, T.

K. Ishiguro, T. Sasaki, T. Arai, and I. Imai, "Optical and electrical properties of tin oxide films," J. Phys. Soc. Jpn. 13, 296 (1958).
[CrossRef]

Asano, K.

Y. Higashiyama, S. Tanaka, T. Sugimoto, and K. Asano, "Size distribution of the charged droplets in an axisymmetric shower," J. Electrost. 47, 183-195 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Badenes, G.

Banin, U.

Y. Ebenstein, T. Mokari, and U. Banin, "Fluorescence quantum yield of CdSe/ZnS nanocrystals investigated by correlated atomic-force and single-particle fluorescence microscopy," Appl. Phys. Lett. 80, 4033-4035 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Batzill, M.

M. Batzill and U. Diebold, "The surface and materials science of tin oxide," Prog. Surf. Sci. 79, 47-154 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Ben-Ami, N.

U. Ben-Ami, N. Tessler, N. Ben-Ami, R. Nagar, G. Fish, K. Lieberman, G. Eisenstein, A. Lewis, J. M. Nielsen, and A. Moeller-Larsen, "Near-Infrared contact mode collection near-field optical and normal force microscopy of modulated multiple quantum well lasers," Appl. Phys. Lett. 68, 2337-2339 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Ben-Ami, U.

U. Ben-Ami, N. Tessler, N. Ben-Ami, R. Nagar, G. Fish, K. Lieberman, G. Eisenstein, A. Lewis, J. M. Nielsen, and A. Moeller-Larsen, "Near-Infrared contact mode collection near-field optical and normal force microscopy of modulated multiple quantum well lasers," Appl. Phys. Lett. 68, 2337-2339 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Binnig, G.

G. Binnig, C. F. Quate, and C. Gerber, "Atomic force microscope," Phys. Rev. Lett. 56, 930-933 (1986).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Buosciolo, A.

A. Cusano, M. Consales, M. Pisco, P. Pilla, A. Cutolo, A. Buosciolo, R. Viter, V. Smyntyna, and M. Giordano "Opto-chemical sensor for water monitoring based on SnO2 particle layer deposited onto optical fibers by the electrospray pyrolysis method," Appl. Phys. Lett. (to be published).

Campopiano, S.

A. Cusano, M. Pisco, M. Consales, S. Campopiano, A. Cutolo, R. Viter, V. Smyntyna, and M. Giordano, "Ammonia detection in water with a tin dioxide-based optical sensor," Proc. SPIE 5952, 595214 (2005).
[CrossRef]

M. Pisco, M. Consales, S. Campopiano, R. Viter, V. Smyntyna, M. Giordano, and A. Cusano "A novel opto-chemical sensor based on SnO2 sensitive thin film for ppm ammonia detection in liquid environment," J. of Lightwave Technol. (to be published).

Carminati, R.

J. J. Greffet and R. Carminati "Image formation in near field optics," Prog. Surf. Sci. 56, 113-237 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Cheylan, S.

Consales, M.

A. Cusano, M. Pisco, M. Consales, S. Campopiano, A. Cutolo, R. Viter, V. Smyntyna, and M. Giordano, "Ammonia detection in water with a tin dioxide-based optical sensor," Proc. SPIE 5952, 595214 (2005).
[CrossRef]

M. Pisco, M. Consales, S. Campopiano, R. Viter, V. Smyntyna, M. Giordano, and A. Cusano "A novel opto-chemical sensor based on SnO2 sensitive thin film for ppm ammonia detection in liquid environment," J. of Lightwave Technol. (to be published).

A. Cusano, M. Consales, M. Pisco, P. Pilla, A. Cutolo, A. Buosciolo, R. Viter, V. Smyntyna, and M. Giordano "Opto-chemical sensor for water monitoring based on SnO2 particle layer deposited onto optical fibers by the electrospray pyrolysis method," Appl. Phys. Lett. (to be published).

Cusano, A.

A. Cusano, M. Pisco, M. Consales, S. Campopiano, A. Cutolo, R. Viter, V. Smyntyna, and M. Giordano, "Ammonia detection in water with a tin dioxide-based optical sensor," Proc. SPIE 5952, 595214 (2005).
[CrossRef]

M. Giordano, M. Russo, A. Cusano, A. Cutolo, G. Mensitieri, and L. Nicolais, "Optical sensor based on ultrathin films of δ-form syndiotactic polystyrene for fast and high resolution detection of chloroform," Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 5349-5351 (2004).
[CrossRef]

A. Cusano, M. Consales, M. Pisco, P. Pilla, A. Cutolo, A. Buosciolo, R. Viter, V. Smyntyna, and M. Giordano "Opto-chemical sensor for water monitoring based on SnO2 particle layer deposited onto optical fibers by the electrospray pyrolysis method," Appl. Phys. Lett. (to be published).

M. Pisco, M. Consales, S. Campopiano, R. Viter, V. Smyntyna, M. Giordano, and A. Cusano "A novel opto-chemical sensor based on SnO2 sensitive thin film for ppm ammonia detection in liquid environment," J. of Lightwave Technol. (to be published).

Cutolo, A.

A. Cusano, M. Pisco, M. Consales, S. Campopiano, A. Cutolo, R. Viter, V. Smyntyna, and M. Giordano, "Ammonia detection in water with a tin dioxide-based optical sensor," Proc. SPIE 5952, 595214 (2005).
[CrossRef]

M. Giordano, M. Russo, A. Cusano, A. Cutolo, G. Mensitieri, and L. Nicolais, "Optical sensor based on ultrathin films of δ-form syndiotactic polystyrene for fast and high resolution detection of chloroform," Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 5349-5351 (2004).
[CrossRef]

A. Cusano, M. Consales, M. Pisco, P. Pilla, A. Cutolo, A. Buosciolo, R. Viter, V. Smyntyna, and M. Giordano "Opto-chemical sensor for water monitoring based on SnO2 particle layer deposited onto optical fibers by the electrospray pyrolysis method," Appl. Phys. Lett. (to be published).

Denk, W.

D. W. Pohl, W. Denk, and M. Lanz, "Optical stethoscopy: Image recording with resolution λ/20," Appl. Phys. Lett. 44, 651-653 (1984).

Diagne, E. H. A.

E. H. A. Diagne and M. Lumbreras, "Elaboration and characterization of tin oxide-lanthanum oxide mixed layers prepared by the electrostatic spray pyrolysis technique," Sens. Actuators B 78, 98-105 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Diebold, U.

M. Batzill and U. Diebold, "The surface and materials science of tin oxide," Prog. Surf. Sci. 79, 47-154 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Ebbsen, T. W.

T. W. Ebbsen, H. J. Lezec, H. F. Ghaemi, T. Thio, and P. A. Wolff, "Extraordinary optical transmission through sub-wavelength hole arrays," Nature (London) 391, 667-669 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Ebenstein, Y.

Y. Ebenstein, T. Mokari, and U. Banin, "Fluorescence quantum yield of CdSe/ZnS nanocrystals investigated by correlated atomic-force and single-particle fluorescence microscopy," Appl. Phys. Lett. 80, 4033-4035 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Eisenstein, G.

U. Ben-Ami, N. Tessler, N. Ben-Ami, R. Nagar, G. Fish, K. Lieberman, G. Eisenstein, A. Lewis, J. M. Nielsen, and A. Moeller-Larsen, "Near-Infrared contact mode collection near-field optical and normal force microscopy of modulated multiple quantum well lasers," Appl. Phys. Lett. 68, 2337-2339 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Fish, G.

U. Ben-Ami, N. Tessler, N. Ben-Ami, R. Nagar, G. Fish, K. Lieberman, G. Eisenstein, A. Lewis, J. M. Nielsen, and A. Moeller-Larsen, "Near-Infrared contact mode collection near-field optical and normal force microscopy of modulated multiple quantum well lasers," Appl. Phys. Lett. 68, 2337-2339 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Gerber, C.

G. Binnig, C. F. Quate, and C. Gerber, "Atomic force microscope," Phys. Rev. Lett. 56, 930-933 (1986).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ghaemi, H. F.

T. W. Ebbsen, H. J. Lezec, H. F. Ghaemi, T. Thio, and P. A. Wolff, "Extraordinary optical transmission through sub-wavelength hole arrays," Nature (London) 391, 667-669 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Giordano, M.

A. Cusano, M. Pisco, M. Consales, S. Campopiano, A. Cutolo, R. Viter, V. Smyntyna, and M. Giordano, "Ammonia detection in water with a tin dioxide-based optical sensor," Proc. SPIE 5952, 595214 (2005).
[CrossRef]

M. Giordano, M. Russo, A. Cusano, A. Cutolo, G. Mensitieri, and L. Nicolais, "Optical sensor based on ultrathin films of δ-form syndiotactic polystyrene for fast and high resolution detection of chloroform," Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 5349-5351 (2004).
[CrossRef]

A. Cusano, M. Consales, M. Pisco, P. Pilla, A. Cutolo, A. Buosciolo, R. Viter, V. Smyntyna, and M. Giordano "Opto-chemical sensor for water monitoring based on SnO2 particle layer deposited onto optical fibers by the electrospray pyrolysis method," Appl. Phys. Lett. (to be published).

M. Pisco, M. Consales, S. Campopiano, R. Viter, V. Smyntyna, M. Giordano, and A. Cusano "A novel opto-chemical sensor based on SnO2 sensitive thin film for ppm ammonia detection in liquid environment," J. of Lightwave Technol. (to be published).

Girard, C.

Goto, Y.

Y. Matsui, M. Mitsuhashi, and Y. Goto, "Early stage of tin oxide film growth in chemical vapor deposition," Surf. Coat. Technol. 169, 549-552 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Greffet, J. J.

J. J. Greffet and R. Carminati "Image formation in near field optics," Prog. Surf. Sci. 56, 113-237 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Gunnarsson, L.

J. Prikulis, H. Xu, L. Gunnarsson, M. Kall, and H. Olin, "Phase-sensitive near-field imaging of metal nanoparticles," J. Appl. Phys. 92, 6211-6214 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Higashiyama, Y.

Y. Higashiyama, S. Tanaka, T. Sugimoto, and K. Asano, "Size distribution of the charged droplets in an axisymmetric shower," J. Electrost. 47, 183-195 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Imai, I.

K. Ishiguro, T. Sasaki, T. Arai, and I. Imai, "Optical and electrical properties of tin oxide films," J. Phys. Soc. Jpn. 13, 296 (1958).
[CrossRef]

Ishiguro, K.

K. Ishiguro, T. Sasaki, T. Arai, and I. Imai, "Optical and electrical properties of tin oxide films," J. Phys. Soc. Jpn. 13, 296 (1958).
[CrossRef]

Kall, M.

J. Prikulis, H. Xu, L. Gunnarsson, M. Kall, and H. Olin, "Phase-sensitive near-field imaging of metal nanoparticles," J. Appl. Phys. 92, 6211-6214 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Lanz, M.

D. W. Pohl, W. Denk, and M. Lanz, "Optical stethoscopy: Image recording with resolution λ/20," Appl. Phys. Lett. 44, 651-653 (1984).

Lewis, A.

U. Ben-Ami, N. Tessler, N. Ben-Ami, R. Nagar, G. Fish, K. Lieberman, G. Eisenstein, A. Lewis, J. M. Nielsen, and A. Moeller-Larsen, "Near-Infrared contact mode collection near-field optical and normal force microscopy of modulated multiple quantum well lasers," Appl. Phys. Lett. 68, 2337-2339 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Lezec, H. J.

H. J. Lezec and T. Thio, "Diffracted evanescent wave model for enhanced and suppressed optical transmission through subwavelength hole arrays," Opt. Express 12, 3629-3651 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. W. Ebbsen, H. J. Lezec, H. F. Ghaemi, T. Thio, and P. A. Wolff, "Extraordinary optical transmission through sub-wavelength hole arrays," Nature (London) 391, 667-669 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Lieberman, K.

U. Ben-Ami, N. Tessler, N. Ben-Ami, R. Nagar, G. Fish, K. Lieberman, G. Eisenstein, A. Lewis, J. M. Nielsen, and A. Moeller-Larsen, "Near-Infrared contact mode collection near-field optical and normal force microscopy of modulated multiple quantum well lasers," Appl. Phys. Lett. 68, 2337-2339 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Lumbreras, M.

E. H. A. Diagne and M. Lumbreras, "Elaboration and characterization of tin oxide-lanthanum oxide mixed layers prepared by the electrostatic spray pyrolysis technique," Sens. Actuators B 78, 98-105 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Matsui, Y.

Y. Matsui, M. Mitsuhashi, and Y. Goto, "Early stage of tin oxide film growth in chemical vapor deposition," Surf. Coat. Technol. 169, 549-552 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Mensitieri, G.

M. Giordano, M. Russo, A. Cusano, A. Cutolo, G. Mensitieri, and L. Nicolais, "Optical sensor based on ultrathin films of δ-form syndiotactic polystyrene for fast and high resolution detection of chloroform," Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 5349-5351 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Mitsuhashi, M.

Y. Matsui, M. Mitsuhashi, and Y. Goto, "Early stage of tin oxide film growth in chemical vapor deposition," Surf. Coat. Technol. 169, 549-552 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Moeller-Larsen, A.

U. Ben-Ami, N. Tessler, N. Ben-Ami, R. Nagar, G. Fish, K. Lieberman, G. Eisenstein, A. Lewis, J. M. Nielsen, and A. Moeller-Larsen, "Near-Infrared contact mode collection near-field optical and normal force microscopy of modulated multiple quantum well lasers," Appl. Phys. Lett. 68, 2337-2339 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Mokari, T.

Y. Ebenstein, T. Mokari, and U. Banin, "Fluorescence quantum yield of CdSe/ZnS nanocrystals investigated by correlated atomic-force and single-particle fluorescence microscopy," Appl. Phys. Lett. 80, 4033-4035 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Nagar, R.

U. Ben-Ami, N. Tessler, N. Ben-Ami, R. Nagar, G. Fish, K. Lieberman, G. Eisenstein, A. Lewis, J. M. Nielsen, and A. Moeller-Larsen, "Near-Infrared contact mode collection near-field optical and normal force microscopy of modulated multiple quantum well lasers," Appl. Phys. Lett. 68, 2337-2339 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Nicolais, L.

M. Giordano, M. Russo, A. Cusano, A. Cutolo, G. Mensitieri, and L. Nicolais, "Optical sensor based on ultrathin films of δ-form syndiotactic polystyrene for fast and high resolution detection of chloroform," Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 5349-5351 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Nielsen, J. M.

U. Ben-Ami, N. Tessler, N. Ben-Ami, R. Nagar, G. Fish, K. Lieberman, G. Eisenstein, A. Lewis, J. M. Nielsen, and A. Moeller-Larsen, "Near-Infrared contact mode collection near-field optical and normal force microscopy of modulated multiple quantum well lasers," Appl. Phys. Lett. 68, 2337-2339 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Olin, H.

J. Prikulis, H. Xu, L. Gunnarsson, M. Kall, and H. Olin, "Phase-sensitive near-field imaging of metal nanoparticles," J. Appl. Phys. 92, 6211-6214 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Pilla, P.

A. Cusano, M. Consales, M. Pisco, P. Pilla, A. Cutolo, A. Buosciolo, R. Viter, V. Smyntyna, and M. Giordano "Opto-chemical sensor for water monitoring based on SnO2 particle layer deposited onto optical fibers by the electrospray pyrolysis method," Appl. Phys. Lett. (to be published).

Pisco, M.

A. Cusano, M. Pisco, M. Consales, S. Campopiano, A. Cutolo, R. Viter, V. Smyntyna, and M. Giordano, "Ammonia detection in water with a tin dioxide-based optical sensor," Proc. SPIE 5952, 595214 (2005).
[CrossRef]

M. Pisco, M. Consales, S. Campopiano, R. Viter, V. Smyntyna, M. Giordano, and A. Cusano "A novel opto-chemical sensor based on SnO2 sensitive thin film for ppm ammonia detection in liquid environment," J. of Lightwave Technol. (to be published).

A. Cusano, M. Consales, M. Pisco, P. Pilla, A. Cutolo, A. Buosciolo, R. Viter, V. Smyntyna, and M. Giordano "Opto-chemical sensor for water monitoring based on SnO2 particle layer deposited onto optical fibers by the electrospray pyrolysis method," Appl. Phys. Lett. (to be published).

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A. Cusano, M. Consales, M. Pisco, P. Pilla, A. Cutolo, A. Buosciolo, R. Viter, V. Smyntyna, and M. Giordano "Opto-chemical sensor for water monitoring based on SnO2 particle layer deposited onto optical fibers by the electrospray pyrolysis method," Appl. Phys. Lett. (to be published).

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T. W. Ebbsen, H. J. Lezec, H. F. Ghaemi, T. Thio, and P. A. Wolff, "Extraordinary optical transmission through sub-wavelength hole arrays," Nature (London) 391, 667-669 (1998).
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J. Prikulis, H. Xu, L. Gunnarsson, M. Kall, and H. Olin, "Phase-sensitive near-field imaging of metal nanoparticles," J. Appl. Phys. 92, 6211-6214 (2002).
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A. Cusano, M. Consales, M. Pisco, P. Pilla, A. Cutolo, A. Buosciolo, R. Viter, V. Smyntyna, and M. Giordano "Opto-chemical sensor for water monitoring based on SnO2 particle layer deposited onto optical fibers by the electrospray pyrolysis method," Appl. Phys. Lett. (to be published).

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J. Prikulis, H. Xu, L. Gunnarsson, M. Kall, and H. Olin, "Phase-sensitive near-field imaging of metal nanoparticles," J. Appl. Phys. 92, 6211-6214 (2002).
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A. Cusano, M. Pisco, M. Consales, S. Campopiano, A. Cutolo, R. Viter, V. Smyntyna, and M. Giordano, "Ammonia detection in water with a tin dioxide-based optical sensor," Proc. SPIE 5952, 595214 (2005).
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Figures (10)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

AFM/SNOM experimental set up (direct configuration).

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Topographic image of the sample a, in which is showed the core region with the red circle (a) and optical near field simultaneously collected by the SNOM probe in the same region (13×13) μm (b).

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Topographic image of the sample b (a) and optical near field simultaneously collected by the SNOM probe in the same region (13×13) μm (b).

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Histogram of the heights relative to a squared region strictly containing the core region of the sample b (a) and analysis of bumps present in the same region (b).

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Topographic image of the sample c (a) and optical near field simultaneously collected by the SNOM probe in the same region (6×6) μm (b).

Fig. 6.
Fig. 6.

Topographic image of the sample d (a) and optical near field simultaneously collected by the SNOM probe in the same region (6×6) μm (b).

Fig. 7.
Fig. 7.

Emergent field collected from the sample d at constant sample-tip distance of about 2 μm.

Fig. 8.
Fig. 8.

A cross-section of the measured intensity of the optical near field (solid line) emergent from the sample d, relative to a line parallel to the y axis of the figure 6 (b) passing through the peak and of the interpolating surface (dotted line).

Fig. 9.
Fig. 9.

Reverse experimental set up.

Fig. 10.
Fig. 10.

The radiation intensity coupled into the standard optical fiber when it was illuminated by the SNOM probe.

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SnCl 4 + 2 H 2 O SnO 2 + 4 HCl

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