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The relationship between sample structure and data in volume-scanning backscattering mode near-field optical microscopy is investigated. It is shown that the three-dimensional structure of a dielectric sample is encoded in the phase and amplitude of the scattered field and that an approximate reconstruction of the sample structure may be obtained.


Suggested Citation:
Sun, J., Schotland, J.C., Hillenbrand, R. and Carney, P.S. (2009). "Nanoscale optical tomography using volume-scanning near-field microscopy." Applied Physics Letters. 95, 121108.

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Date Posted: 30 November 2010

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