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Recent progress on application of interactions between optical near-field and nanoscale materials and atoms is reviewed. Photochemical vapor deposition of Zn dots and lines with the size of sub-100 nm has been realized by using an ultraviolet optical near field. Deposition of nanoscale ZnO is also revealed. Manipulation of atoms is then described to control the thermal motion of atoms in high vacuum. Experimental and theoretical results of manipulation by using optical near field generated on a prism surface, hollow fiber, and fiber probe are presented. Finally, quantum theoretical treatment of optical near field is given.