The mechanism of nanostructure fabrication by tip-enhanced laser irradiation is discussed. Tip-enhanced laser irradiation involves various ways in which the laser beam is integrated with a scanning probe microscope (SPM). When an SPM tip is irradiated with a laser beam, the tip undergoes thermal expansion to cause surface nano-indentations and significantly enhances optical field in proximity to the tip apex which can heat the sample surface to result in phase change and chemical reaction. The development of a general model for the near-field optical intensity induced by a conductive tip under polarized laser irradiation for the laser assisted SPM was also presented.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 2003|
|Event||Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO); Postconference Digest - Baltimore, MD, United States|
Duration: Jun 1 2003 → Jun 6 2003
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