A near-field scanning optical microscope: construction and operation

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Title: A near-field scanning optical microscope: construction and operation
Author: Dunn, John Phillip
Abstract: This thesis discusses the design and construction of a Near -field Scanning Optical Microscope (NSOM ) . Basic principles of operation , the characteristics of the hardware components , and the control software are discussed . A unique method of controlling the position of the probe is developed , and scans of a diffraction grating are presented . We show the influence that the surface topology and reflectivity and the interference of direct and reflected light have on the images . A second design of the instrument , for use in a vacuum chamber and with a flexure stage for lateral motion , is accomplished .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /2152 /ETD -UT -2009 -08 -337
Date: 2010-06-04

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A near-field scanning optical microscope: construction and operation. Master's thesis, The University of Texas at Austin. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /2152 /ETD -UT -2009 -08 -337 .

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