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Science. 2006 Sep 15;313(5793):1595.

Near-field microscopy through a SiC superlens.

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  • 1Nano-Photonics Group, Max-Planck-Institut für Biochemie, Am Klopferspitz 18, D-82152 Martinsried, Germany.

Abstract

The wave nature of light limits the spatial resolution in classical microscopy to about half of the illumination wavelength. Recently, a new approach capable of achieving subwavelength spatial resolution, called superlensing, was invented, challenging the already established method of scanning near-field optical microscopy (SNOM). We combine the advantages of both techniques and demonstrate a novel imaging system where the objects no longer need to be in close proximity to a near-field probe, allowing for optical near-field microscopy of subsurface objects at sub-wavelength-scale lateral resolution.

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