Simple near-field optical recording using bent cantilever probes

Jeongyong Kim, Ki Bong Song, Kang Ho Park, Hyo Won Lee, Eunkyoung Kim

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This paper describes our high-density near-field optical recording using bent cantilever fiber probes installed in an atomic force microscope. We conducted a near-field reading of nano-scale hole patterns with a 100 nm spatial resolution and a 25 μm/s scan speed; this implies a capability of a data reading density of 60 Gb/in2 with a 0.25 kbps data transfer rate. In addition, we investigated re-writable near-field recording on photochromic diarylethene films. We successfully recorded erasable memory bits having a minimum width of 600 nm in a writing time as short as 30 ms. We found that using a cantilever probe simplifies the setup and operation of the near-field optical recording system and may offer multifunctional recording capabilities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)205-210
Number of pages6
JournalETRI Journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jun

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Computer Science(all)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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