Observation of Size-Dependent Resonance of Near-Field Coupling between a Deposited Zn Dot and the Probe Apex during Near-Field Optical Chemical Vapor Deposition

Jungshik LIM  Takashi YATSUI  Motoichi OHTSU  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E88-C   No.9   pp.1832-1835
Publication Date: 2005/09/01
Online ISSN: 
DOI: 10.1093/ietele/e88-c.9.1832
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Nanophotonics and Related Techniques)
optical near-field,  self-assembly,  nanoparticles,  

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We investigated the initial stage of Zn dot growth using near-field optical chemical vapor deposition. The dependence of the rate of Zn dot deposition on dot size revealed that the deposition rate was maximal when the dot grew to a size equivalent to the probe apex diameter. Such observed size-dependent resonance was in good agreement with theoretical results for dipole-dipole coupling with a Forster field between the deposited Zn dot and the probe apex.