The Optics Laboratory
Group of Hans Hallen, Physics Department, North Carolina State University

Introduction[1]

The Probe [2], [3], [4], [5], [6], [7], [8]

The Field Profile

Distance Regulation [9]

Mechanical Design

Feedback Fundamentals [10], [11], [12], [13]

Applications [14]

Related Techniques

 

Relevant Work of Ours

  • [1] C.L. Jahncke and H.D. Hallen, "A versatile stable scanning proximal probe microscope," Review of Scientific Instruments 68, 1759 - 1763, 1997 [online]. [local preprint]
  • [2]M.A. Paesler , H.D. Hallen , B.I. Yakobson , C.J. Jahncke , P.O. Boykin and A. Meixner, "Near-field optical spectroscopy: enhancing the light budget," Microscopy and {Microanalysis 3, 815, 1997. [local preprint]
  • [3] Beverly Clark III, M.P. Taylor and H.D. Hallen, "Novel split-tip proximal probe for fabrication of nanometer-textured, in-plane oriented polymer films," Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B:Nanotechnology and Microelectronics 28, 687 - 692, 2010 [online]. [local preprint]
  • [4] B.I. Yakobson, A. Larosa, H.D. Hallen and M.A. Paesler, "Thermal/optical effects in NSOM probes," Ultramicroscopy 61, 179 - 185, 1995 [online]. [local preprint]
  • [5] A.H. La Rosa, B.I. Yakobson and H.D. Hallen, "Origins and effects of thermal processes on near-field optical probes," Applied Physics Letters 67, 2597 - 2599, 1995 [online]. [local preprint]
  • [6] H.D. Hallen, B.I. Yakobson, A. LaRosa and M.A. Paesler, "Thermal/temporal response of the NSOM probe/sample system," in Proc. SPIE - Int. Soc. Opt. Eng. 2535, pp. 34 - 7, 1995 [online]. [local preprint]
  • [7] A.H. La Rosa and H.D. Hallen, "Compact method for optical induction of proximal probe heating and elongation," Appl. Opt. 41, 2015 - 19, 2002 [online]. [local preprint]
  • [8] A. La Rosa, B. Biehler, A. Sinharay and H. Hallen, "Interferometric method to characterize thermal elongation of near-field optics probes," in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, Seattle, WA, United states 4777, pp. 420 - 423, 2002 [online]. [local preprint]
  • [9] C.L. Jahncke, O. Brandt, K.E. Fellows and H.D. Hallen, "Choosing a preamplifier for tuning fork signal detection in scanning force microscopy," Review of Scientific Instruments 75, 2759 - 2761, 2004 [online], Also appeared in the Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science and Technology 10 (9), Aug. 30 (2004).. [local preprint]
  • [10] C.L. Jahncke, S.H. Huerth, Beverly Clark III and H.D. Hallen, "Dynamics of the tip-sample interaction in near-field scanning optical microscopy and the implications for shear force as an accurate distance measure," Applied Physics Letters 81, 4055 - 4057, 2002 [online], Also appeared in the Virtual Journal of Nanoscience and Technology 6 (22), (2002).. [local preprint]
  • [11]C.L. Jahncke and H.D. Hallen, "Bandwidth enhancement for shear-force feedback by exploiting the nonlinear probe-sample interaction," in Proc. of the 7th International Conference on Near-field Optics, NFO-7, Rochester, NY, pp. 41, August, 2002. [local preprint]
  • [12] J.W.P. Hsu, A.A. McDaniel and H.D. Hallen, "A shear force feedback control system for near-field scanning optical microscopes without lock-in detection," Rev. Sci. Instrum. 68, 3093 - 5, 1997 [online]. [local preprint]
  • [13] C.L. Jahncke and H.D. Hallen, "Stabilizing wide bandwidth, tuning fork detected force feedback with nonlinear interactions," Journal of Applied Physics 93, 1274 - 1282, 2003 [online]. [local preprint]
  • [14] S.H. Huerth and H.D. Hallen, "Quantitative method of image analysis when drift is present in a scanning probe microscope," Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B: Microelectronics and Nanometer Structures 21, 714 - 718, 2003 [online]. [local preprint]
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