Applications of Atomic Force Microscopy in Optical Fiber Research

  • Q. Zhong
  • D. Inniss


In this paper, novel applications of atomic force microscopy (AFM) to optical fiber research are reviewed. Three specific examples are presented, illustrating the effective use of AFM to advance our understanding of material structure and properties in optical fibers. Existing issues and the need for innovation in applications of AFM to new material systems are also discussed.


Atomic Force Microscopy Atomic Force Microscopy Technique Urethane Acrylate Atomic Force Microscopy Micrographs Contact Mode Atomic Force Microscopy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Q. Zhong
    • 1
  • D. Inniss
    • 2
  1. 1.AT&THolmdelUSA
  2. 2.Lucent TechnologiesMurray HillUSA

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