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20 August 2009 Molecular manipulation and nanofabrication using local polarization in optical near-fields
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We demonstrate nanofabrication of photoreactive azobenzene molecular thin films using optical migration of molecules induced by local polarization in optical near-fields. Transportation and alignment control of the nanomaterial systems were investigated to modulate the excitation of the optical near-fields. Energy transfers from fluorescent molecules were observed along a planar boundary system of metals and dielectrics. The fundamental processes of tunneling energy that flowed to the metallic layer were evaluated from the angular distribution of scattered light in a far field, corresponding to the angular spectrum of scattered fields, including those of evanescent waves excited near the fluorescent molecules and nanostructures fabricated on azo molecular films.
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Yasuo Ohdaira, Kazunari Shinbo, Akira Baba, Keizo Kato, and Futao Kaneko "Molecular manipulation and nanofabrication using local polarization in optical near-fields", Proc. SPIE 7395, Plasmonics: Nanoimaging, Nanofabrication, and their Applications V, 739503 (20 August 2009);

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