Generalized spectral method for near-field optical microscopy

@article{Jiang2015GeneralizedSM,
  title={Generalized spectral method for near-field optical microscopy},
  author={B. Y. Jiang and L. M. Zhang and Antonio Castro Neto and Dimitri Basov and Michael M. Fogler},
  journal={Journal of Applied Physics},
  year={2015},
  volume={119},
  pages={054305-054305}
}
Electromagnetic interaction between a sub-wavelength particle (the “probe”) and a material surface (the “sample”) is studied theoretically. The interaction is shown to be governed by a series of resonances corresponding to surface polariton modes localized near the probe. The resonance parameters depend on the dielectric function and geometry of the probe as well as on the surface reflectivity of the material. Calculation of such resonances is carried out for several types of axisymmetric… 
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