In this chapter, techniques and platforms to fabricate and characterize nanostructures using optical approaches based on tip-enhanced near-eld effects are introduced. The background of these techniques is reviewed. The details of a nano-Raman spectrometer and imaging system developed for characterizing materials and devices at nanoscales and a laser-assisted scanning tunneling microscope (LASTM) developed for performing surface nanostructuring are presented. Both the nano-Raman spectrometer and LASTM processes feature spatial resolutions of 30 nm, much beyond the optical diffraction limit.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Intelligent Energy Field Manufacturing|
|Subtitle of host publication||Interdisciplinary Process Innovations|
|Number of pages||24|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 2010|
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