Photon scanning tunneling microscopy of tailor-made photonic structures

C. Peeters, E. Flück, A.M. Otter, M.L.M. Balistreri, Jeroen P. Korterik, L. Kuipers, N.F. van Hulst

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Optical field distributions around individually fabricated subwavelength scatterers mapped with a photon scanning tunneling microscope are presented. The photonic structures are produced from ridge waveguides using focused-ion-beam milling. This flexible technique allows us to make single holes and slits of sizes down to 30 nm. A quantitative analysis of the observed optical pattern due to interference between incoming and reflected light yields insight about subwavelength scatterers in waveguides. We conclude that light scattering into high-loss modes of the waveguide occurs
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)142-144
Number of pages3
JournalApplied physics letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2000


  • METIS-128629
  • IR-23830

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