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What does EW stand for?

EW stands for Evanescent Wave

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Because the diameter of the fibers is so minute -- 530 nm, less than the wavelength of light used to trap atoms -- some of the light leaks outside of the fiber as a so-called evanescent wave, which can be used to trap atoms a few hundred nm from the fiber surface.
The H-TIRF Module, using Imaging Software NIS-Elements, allows auto alignment of settings, such as laser incident angles and evanescent wave field penetration depths, required for TIRF observations.
The nanowires carry light via evanescent waves that envelop the slender filaments.
The University of Arizona and France's University of Rennes are developing IR glass fibers for biochemical sensors using evanescent wave spectroscopy .