Université de Neuchâtel

Observation of amplitude and phase in ridge and photonic crystal waveguides operating at 1.55 μm by use of heterodyne scanning near-field optical microscopy

Tortora, Pierpasquale ; Abashin, M. ; Märki, Iwan ; Nakagawa, Wataru ; Vaccaro, Luciana ; Salt, Martin Guy ; Herzig, Hans-Peter ; Levy, U. ; Fainman, Y.

In: Optics Letters, 2005, vol. 30, no. 21, p. 2885-2887

We apply heterodyne scanning near-field optical microscopy (SNOM) to observe with subwavelength resolution the amplitude and phase of optical fields propagating in several microfabricated waveguide devices operating around the 1.55 μm wavelength. Good agreement between the SNOM measurements and predicted optical mode propagation characteristics in standard ridge waveguides demonstrates the...

Université de Neuchâtel

Optical properties of nano-structured materials studied by means of interferometric techniques

Tortora, Pierpasquale ; Herzig, Hans Peter (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2005 ; 1843.

In this thesis work we avail ourselves of optical interferometric techniques for the study of the optical properties of nano-structured materials. As a first step, we set up a multiple heterodyne scanning probe optical microscope (MH-SPOM). This apparatus allows to detect amplitude and phase of the optical field with sub-wavelength resolution. In addition, it is provided with other two...