Near-field scanning optical microscopy probes: a comparison of pulled and double-etched bent NSOM probes for fluorescence imaging of biological samples.

@article{Burgos2003NearfieldSO,
  title={Near-field scanning optical microscopy probes: a comparison of pulled and double-etched bent NSOM probes for fluorescence imaging of biological samples.},
  author={Pierre Burgos and Zijie Lu and Anatoli Ianoul and Cyril Hnatovsky and M-L Viriot and Linda J Johnston and Rod S. Taylor},
  journal={Journal of microscopy},
  year={2003},
  volume={211 Pt 1},
  pages={37-47}
}
Bent near-field optical probes for biological applications have been fabricated using a combination of a two-step chemical etching method and focused ion beam milling to create a well-defined aperture. The transmission efficiencies have been evaluated as a function of laser wavelength (lambda) and aperture size (D) for both large and small core fibres. The probe transmission behaviour follows a (D/lambda)3 relationship. The double-etched probes are compared to pulled probes fabricated from… CONTINUE READING