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Imaging Systems and Applications
Seattle, Washington United States
July 13-17, 2014
ISBN: 978-1-55752-308-2
Image Quality Inspection and Imaging Systems 2 (IM2C)

Intrinsic limits to super-resolution in far-field imaging

Stephen G. Lipson  »View Author Affiliations


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We show that resolution in optical imaging is limited by available photons and information theory concepts, and can not be expressed directly in terms of wavelength and numerical aperture. We use STORM to illustrate this concept.

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OCIS Codes
(180.2520) Microscopy : Fluorescence microscopy
(350.5730) Other areas of optics : Resolution

S. G. Lipson, "Intrinsic limits to super-resolution in far-field imaging," in Imaging and Applied Optics 2014, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2014), paper IM2C.3.

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