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The control electronics for the Near-field Scanning Optical Microscope


This collection contains images of research results, unexpected observations, and pictures of experimental setups. 


Surface plasmons on a perfect lens structure

This image shows a near-field microscopy measurement of a sample used in our perfect lens studies. The ripples observed here are surface plasmons excited using our microscope, and scattered by nine platinum particles desposited on the sample. Note the high resolution: the wavelength used is 676nm, but features smaller than 100nm are observed. More information on this measurement can be found in the paper "In situ experimental study of a near-field lens at visible frequencies".