Scanning Near-Field Optical Spectroscopy of Quantum-Confined Semiconductor Nanostructures

  • M. Colocci
  • V. Emiliani
  • P. G. Gucciardi
  • J. Kudrna
  • A. Vinattieri
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 588)


Near-field optical microscopy allows to overcome the resolution limit due to diffraction by using sources and antennas having dimensions in the nanometer range. Recently this technique has been largely exploited to study the optical properties of low-dimensional semiconductor heterostructures. In this paper we describe the experimental implementation of Near-Field Spectroscopy as well as its applications to the investigation of group-III nitride quantum dots samples and III-V quantum wires structures.


Light Emit Diode Detection Energy Quartz Tuning Fork Illumination Mode Quantum Wire Structure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Colocci
    • 1
  • V. Emiliani
    • 2
  • P. G. Gucciardi
    • 3
  • J. Kudrna
    • 1
  • A. Vinattieri
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Fisica and LENSIstituto Nazionale per la Fisica della MateriaSesto FiorentinoItaly
  2. 2.LENSIstituto Nazionale per la Fisica della MateriaSesto FiorentinoItaly
  3. 3.CNRIstituto di Tecniche SpettroscopicheMessinaItaly

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