Design and Construction of a Short-Tip Tapping-Mode Tuning Fork Near-Field Scanning Optical Microscope

Chien-Wen Huang, Nien-Hua Lu, Chih-Yen Chen, Cheng-Feng Yu, Tsung-Sheng Kao, Yuan-Hsing Fu, Din-Ping Tsai, Pei Wang

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The design and construction of a tapping-mode tuning fork with a short fiber probe as the force sensing element for near-field scanning optical microscopy is reported. This type of near-field scanning optical microscopy provides a stable and high Q factor at the tapping frequency of the tuning fork, and thus gives high quality NSOM and AFM images of samples. We present results obtained by using the short tip tapping-mode tuning fork near-field scanning optical microscopy measurements performed on the endfaces of a single mode telecommunication optical fiber and a silica-based buried channel waveguide.
Original languageOthers/Unknown
Pages (from-to)225-230
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Nanoscience
Issue number04n05
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes

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