Spatial resolution of near-field scanning optical microscopy with sub-wavelength aperture

Hiroaki Nakamura, Keiji Sawada, Hirotomo Kambe, Toshiharu Saiki, Tetsuya Sato

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Abstract

The finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) method is employed to solve the three dimensional Maxwell equation for the situation of near-field microscopy using a sub-wavelength aperture. Experimental result on unexpected high spatial resolution is reproduced by our computer simulation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)173-174
Number of pages2
JournalProgress of Theoretical Physics Supplement
Issue number138
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

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finite difference time domain method
Maxwell equation
near fields
computerized simulation
spatial resolution
apertures
microscopy
scanning
high resolution
wavelengths

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Spatial resolution of near-field scanning optical microscopy with sub-wavelength aperture. / Nakamura, Hiroaki; Sawada, Keiji; Kambe, Hirotomo; Saiki, Toshiharu; Sato, Tetsuya.

In: Progress of Theoretical Physics Supplement, No. 138, 2000, p. 173-174.

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Nakamura, Hiroaki ; Sawada, Keiji ; Kambe, Hirotomo ; Saiki, Toshiharu ; Sato, Tetsuya. / Spatial resolution of near-field scanning optical microscopy with sub-wavelength aperture. In: Progress of Theoretical Physics Supplement. 2000 ; No. 138. pp. 173-174.
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