Controllable fabrication of bent near-field optical fiber probes by electric arc heating

H.-N. Lin, U. Lewlomphaisarl, S.H. Chen, L.J. Lee, Din-ping Tsai

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We describe the construction of a high voltage electric arc puller for controllable fabrication of bent near-field optical fiber probes. Various probes with bent angles ranging from 30° to 75° and bent lengths between 600 and 900 ?m were successfully produced. The tip diameters achieved are between 100 and 200 nm. These bent type probes can be made into cantilevered probes that can be used for any dynamic mode atomic force microscope, and make the construction of a scanning near-field optical microscope easily attainable. © 1998 American Institute of Physics.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3843-3845
Number of pages3
JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1998
Externally publishedYes

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  • Instrumentation

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