Stephan Götzinger, S. Demmerer, Oliver Benson, and Vahid Sandoghdar (2001)
Mapping and manipulating whispering gallery modes of a microsphere resonator with a near-field probe
Journal of Microscopy, 202(1):117-121.
We report high spatial resolution mapping of high-Q whispering gallery modes in microsphere resonators with a near-field probe. We present experimental results on the effect of Q-factor degradation when the probe interacts with the evanescent field and discuss future applications of our experimental set-up for realization of novel nanolasers and nano light-emitting-diodes.