Polymeric light delivery via a C-shaped metallic aperture

Eun Hyoung Cho, Sung Mook Kang, J. Brian Leen, Sung Dong Suh, Jin Seung Sohn, Chang Youl Moon, No Cheol Park, Lambertus Hesselink, Young Pil Park

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A polymeric light delivery system with a C-shaped metallic nanoaperture is proposed for the heat-assisted magnetic recording. This light delivery system has high optical efficiency and easy fabricability in the low temperature process that is compatible with the conventional magnetic head. The light delivery characteristics are demonstrated analytically and experimentally. In particular, the near-field spot size of the light delivery system was measured using the virtual scanning near-field optical microscopy (VSNOM) method, in which the probe tip geometry is not reflected. The probable spot size of the developed light delivery is under 100 nm at a wavelength of 780 nm from a polymeric light delivery with the C-shaped metallic nanoaperture.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1309-1316
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jul 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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