Near Field Optical Recording on Azopolymer Using a Sub-Microsecond Pulse

Taiji IKAWA  Chang-Dae KEUM  Hideki TAKAGI  Masaaki TSUCHIMORI  Osamu WATANABE  Wataru MORI  Masaya HARADA  Masahiro TAWATA  Hiroshi SHIMOYAMA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E85-C   No.6   pp.1287-1290
Publication Date: 2002/06/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section LETTER (Special Issue on Recent Progress in Organic Molecular Electronics)
Category: Optoelectronics and Photonics
optical near field,  azopolymer,  scanning near-field optical microscopy,  optical recording,  surface deformation,  

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The optical recording on an azopolymer surface by the optical fiber probe with a 100 nm diameter aperture was demonstrated. The 150 nm diameter pit was formed by the optical fiber probe coupled with a 50 ns pulse of 10 mW and 488 nm wavelength coherent light.