Near-field optics: a new tool for data storage

Abstract

Evanescent energy can be used to produce extremely small optical spots. Two practical implementations that use evanescent energy are aperture probes and solid immersion lenses (SILs). For data storage, the optical near field is defined in terms of evanescent coupling between the system used to read data and the recording layer. Because of the small spot… (More)

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@article{Milster2000NearfieldOA, title={Near-field optics: a new tool for data storage}, author={T. D. Milster}, journal={Proceedings of the IEEE}, year={2000}, volume={88}, pages={1480-1490} }