Scanning near-field optical microscopy in Basel, Ruschlikon, and Zurich

Harry Heinzelmann, Thomas R Huser, Thilo Lacoste, Hans Joachim Guentherodt, Dieter W. Pohl, Bert Hecht, Lukas Novotny, Olivier J. Martin, Christian Hafner, Heinrich Baggenstos, Urs P. Wild, Alois Renn

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The concepts of near-field optical microscopy and experimental and theoretical work carried out in Switzerland over the last 10 years are reviewed. After a description of the pioneering experiments of the mid-1980s, we focus on the recent efforts of the three Swiss laboratories currently working in the field in close collaboration. This newly refreshed initiative in near-field optics is supported by the Swiss Priority Program Optique.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2441-2454
Number of pages14
JournalOptical Engineering
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1995
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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