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Frontiers in Optics
Rochester, New York United States
October 10, 2006
ISBN: 1-55752-818-7
Novel Microscopies for Medicine and Biology I (JWF)

Far-Field Fluorescence Microscopy at the Macromolecular Scale

Stefan W. Hell, Katrin Willig, Michael Hofmann, Christian Eggeling, and Volker Westphal


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Since its discovery by Abbe in 1873, the microscopy diffraction barrier has received a lot of attention. We discuss the principle of fundamentally breaking the diffraction barrier through reversible saturable optical (fluorescence) transitions (RESOLFT).

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(170.0170) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics and biotechnology
(170.2520) Medical optics and biotechnology : Fluorescence microscopy
(170.6900) Medical optics and biotechnology : Three-dimensional microscopy

S. W. Hell, K. Willig, M. Hofmann, C. Eggeling, and V. Westphal, "Far-Field Fluorescence Microscopy at the Macromolecular Scale," in Frontiers in Optics, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper JWF1.

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