near-field scanning optical microscopy


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near-field scanning optical microscopy

[¦nir ¦fēld ‚skan·iŋ ‚äp·tə·kəl mī′kräs·kə·pē]
(optics)
A technique for making optical measurements at dimensions much smaller than the wavelength of light, by scanning a nanometric detector or radiation source in proximity to a sample surface. Also known as scanning near-field optical microscopy.
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The new device grows out of a method known as near-field scanning optical microscopy (NSOM), which is widely used for imaging.
Near-field scanning optical microscopy (NSOM) is an interesting technique that surmounts one of the limitations of ordinary light microscopy: the diffraction limit.

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