Full simulations of the apertureless scanning near field optical microscopy signal: achievable resolution and contrast.

@article{Esteban2009FullSO,
  title={Full simulations of the apertureless scanning near field optical microscopy signal: achievable resolution and contrast.},
  author={Rub{\'e}n Esteban and Ralf Vogelgesang and K. Kern},
  journal={Optics express},
  year={2009},
  volume={17 4},
  pages={2518-29}
}
We simulate apertureless near-field optical imaging and obtain phase and amplitude scans of structured substrates for elastic scattering. The solution of the three-dimensional Maxwell equations does not involve approximations and we include large tips and substrates, strong interaction, interferometric detection and demodulation at higher harmonics. Such… CONTINUE READING