Light Confinement By Subwavelength Objects In Near-Field Optics

We show that dielectric objects much smaller than the wavelength used to illuminate them, can produce a confined electric field that perfectly reproduces their shape. This field can be recorded by a scanning near-field optical microscope (SNOM), which explains how these devices reach a resolution far beyond the diffraction limit.


Published in:
Helvetica Physica Acta, 68, 195-196
Presented at:
Spring Meeting of the Swiss-Physical-Society, BERN, SWITZERLAND, Mar 23-24, 1995
Year:
1995
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