9. From the Classic Microscope to the Tunnel Effect Microscope

  1. Jean-Pierre Goure
  1. Michel Spajer

Published Online: 24 APR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118744321.ch9

Optics in Instruments

Optics in Instruments

How to Cite

Spajer, M. (2013) From the Classic Microscope to the Tunnel Effect Microscope, in Optics in Instruments (ed J.-P. Goure), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118744321.ch9

Editor Information

  1. Laboratoire Hubert Curien, University of Jean Monnet, Saint-Etienne, France

Author Information

  1. Institut Femto-ST, Lab.P.M. Duffieux, University of Franche Comté, Besançon, France

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 APR 2013
  2. Published Print: 22 APR 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781848212435

Online ISBN: 9781118744321



  • classic microscope to tunnel effect;
  • transfer in coherent/partial illumination;
  • confocal microscope/STED;
  • adaptive optics, using Shack-Hartmann;
  • near-field probe optics, STOM/PSTM


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Towards the limit of resolution. Aspects of the formation of images

  • The confocal microscope

  • Adaptive optics

  • Polarized light

  • Phase microscopies

  • Confined light microscopy techniques. Evanescent waves

  • Near-field local probe microscopy

  • Bibliography

  • Glossary of terms used