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Fabrication of a Ferromagnetic-Coated Fiber Probe with a Double-Layer Structure
Jungshik LIM Tadashi KAWAZOE Takashi YATSUI Motoichi OHTSU
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics
Publication Date: 2002/12/01
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Near-Field Optics and Its Applications)
optical near field, probe, fiber, ferromagnetic,
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We fabricated the first Fe-coated fiber probe for magneto-optical applications. In order to improve the optical confinement capability, we used a double-layer structure, with a thin coating of Au. The double-layer structure consisted of 50-nm-thick Fe and 50-nm-thick Au. A probe-to-probe experiment confirmed that the fabricated fiber probe had an effective optical confinement capability for optical near-field measurement.