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Electroless silver plating for metallization of near-field optical fiber probes
Chang'an Li1;2, Lina Xu2, Ning Gu2
1[Hefei Center for Disease Control and Prevention], Hefei 230061

2National Laboratory of Molecular and Biomolecular Electronics, [Southeast University], Nanjing 210096

Chin. Opt. Lett., 2007, 05(10): pp.594-595-2

Keywords(OCIS Code): 180.5810  060.2310  350.3950  310.1860  

By using mercaptopropyltrimethoxysilane (MPTS) self-assembled monolayers (SAMs), electroless silver plating is developed for the metallization of near-field optical fiber probes. This method has the advantages of controllability, no pinholes, convenience, low cost, and smooth tip surface. The metallized probes are characterized by optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDXS).

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Get Citation: Chang'an Li, Lina Xu, Ning Gu, "Electroless silver plating for metallization of near-field optical fiber probes," Chin. Opt. Lett. 05(10), 594-595-2(2007)

Note: The authors would like to thank Prof. X. H. Sun of the Department of Electronic Engineering, Southeast University, for helpful discussions on optical fiber, and Mr. Mao for SEM and EDXS analysis. This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grants No. 60171005 and 60121101. C. Li's e-mail address is lichaan@163.com. N. Gu's e-mail address is guning@seu.edu.cn.


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