Near-field magneto-optical imaging in scanning tunneling microscopy

M.W.J. Prins, R.H.M. Groeneveld, D.L. Abraham, H. Kempen, van, H.W. Kesteren, van

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Images of magnetic bits written in a Pt/Co multilayer are presented. Using photosensitive semiconducting tips in a scanning tunneling microscope, both surface topography as well as polarization-dependent optical transmission are measured. Magnetic contrast is achieved by detection of the Faraday effect. Magneto-optical lateral resolution of 250 nm is demonstrated. © 1995 American Institute of Physics.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1141-1143
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1995


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