Defense Date

2014

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Physics and Applied Physics

First Advisor

Jason Reed

Abstract

We examine the design of a high speed atomic force microscope using an optical pickup from a commercially available compact disc/digital versatile disc drive. An investigation of the commercial optical pickup is done with the goal of determining how it can be used for dimensional measurements on nanometer scale. An evaluation of noise sources, imaging capabilities, and functionality is performed.

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Is Part Of

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Is Part Of

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Date of Submission

May 2014

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Physics Commons

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