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Publication Citation: Scanning Tunneling Microscopy Applied to Optical Surfaces

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Author(s): Robert A. Dragoset; R Young; Howard P. Layer; S Mielczarek; E C. Teague; Robert Celotta;
Title: Scanning Tunneling Microscopy Applied to Optical Surfaces
Published: January 01, 1986
Abstract: The technique of scanning tunneling microscopy has been applied to topographic mapping of two optical surfaces: a ruled grating replica and a diamond-turned gold mirror. We have demonstrated the ability of the scanning tunneling microscope to measure surface topography of a ruled-grating replica over an area of 2 υm X 2 υm. Furthermore, surface structure on a diamond-turned gold mirror was observed that could not be detected by any other type of surface-sensitive microscope. These measurements yield information necessary for gaining a complete understanding of the diamond-turning process.
Citation: Optics Letters
Volume: 11
Issue: 9
Pages: pp. 560 - 562
Research Areas: Surface Physics