Near-field optical properties of tapered fiber tips

Railing Chang, Jyhpyng Wang, Wunshain S. Fann

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Recent application of tapered fiber tips in near field optical microscopy has demonstrated a resolution far exceed the diffraction limit. We investigate the propagation and tunneling of monochromatic light through a tapered fiber tip near a dielectric surface. The transmission rate through the tip is given for various circumstances and found to increase significantly with the dielectric constant of the sample.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsMehdi Vaez-Iravani
PublisherSociety of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)0819417319
StatePublished - 1995
EventScanning Probe Microscopies III - San Jose, CA, USA
Duration: 6 Feb 19957 Feb 1995

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


ConferenceScanning Probe Microscopies III
CitySan Jose, CA, USA


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