Near-field optical fiber probe optimized for illumination-collection hybrid mode operation

Toshiharu Saiki, K. Matsuda

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A highly sensitive near-field optical fiber probe was developed by etching a sharp-edged aperture and a double-tapered structure. The probe was designed for illumination-collection hybrid mode operation. The spatial resolution and high collection sensitivity of the optical fiber probe was demonstrated by photoluminescence imaging of single quantum dot. The probe was found to have excellent performance and high sensitivity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2773-2775
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 1999 May 10
Externally publishedYes


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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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