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Surface Plasmon Immersion Microscope (ISR IP)
ISR intellectual property available to license
This invention makes use of the extremely large effective refractive index experienced by surface electromagnetic waves in their interaction with thin dielectric objects. The effective refractive index of a dielectric object on such a surface may reach up to ~1,000. Thus the resolution of this "new" immersion microscope may reach a few nanometers.
Implemented in reverse, such a microscope may be used in subwavelength lithography with nanoscale resolution.
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June 21, 2007