Scanning Near-Field Optical Microscopy In Basel, Ruschlikon, And Zurich
The concepts of near-field optical microscopy and experimental and theoretical work carried out in Switzerland over the last 10 years are reviewed. After a description of the pioneering experiments of the mid-1980s, we focus on the recent efforts of the three Swiss laboratories currently working in the field in close collaboration. This newly refreshed initiative in near-field optics is supported by the Swiss Priority Program Optique.
Keywords: Scanning Near-Field Optical Microscopy ; Photon-Scanning Tunneling Microscopy ; Evanescence ; Shear Force Imaging ; Multiple Multipole Method ; Light Confinement ; Fluorescence ; Single-Molecule Spectroscopy ; Single-Molecule Spectroscopy ; Para-Terphenyl ; Pentacene ; Force ; Apertures ; Light
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