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Design of a Near-Field Probe for Optical Recording Using a 3-Dimensional Finite Difference Time Domain Method
1Electronic and Imaging Materials Research Laboratories,
Toray Industries Inc., 1–1–1 Sonoyama, Otsu 520, Japan
2Optical Science Center/Optical Data Storage Center,
University of Arizona, Tucson Arizona 85721, USA
(Received August 26, 1999; accepted for publication September 27, 1999)
Tapered dielectric near-field probes are designed for
optical recording by means of a 3-Dimensional finite difference
time domain (FDTD) method. Probe fabrication is attempted with a
double-exposure holographic technique.
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