Short fiber probe scheme for tapping-mode tuning fork near-field scanning optical microscopy

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

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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 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 a single mode telecommunication optical fiber and a silica based buried channel waveguide.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)146-150
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2002
Externally publishedYes
EventNano-Optics and Nano-Structures 2002 - Shanghai, China
Duration: 14 Oct 200218 Oct 2002


  • Near-field scanning optical microscopy
  • Short tip
  • Tapping-mode
  • Tuning fork

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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