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  • Vol. 20, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 2003
  • pp: 1223–1229

High-resolution optical diffraction microscopy

Kamal Belkebir and Anne Sentenac  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 20, Issue 7, pp. 1223-1229 (2003)

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In an optical diffraction microscopy experiment, one measures the phase and amplitude of the field diffracted by the sample and uses an inversion algorithm to reconstruct its map of permittivity. We show that with an iterative procedure accounting for multiple scattering, it is possible to visualize details smaller than λ/4 with relatively few illumination and observation angles. The roles of incident evanescent waves and noise are also investigated.

© 2003 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(110.6960) Imaging systems : Tomography
(180.6900) Microscopy : Three-dimensional microscopy
(290.3200) Scattering : Inverse scattering

Original Manuscript: October 10, 2002
Revised Manuscript: February 25, 2003
Manuscript Accepted: February 25, 2003
Published: July 1, 2003

Kamal Belkebir and Anne Sentenac, "High-resolution optical diffraction microscopy," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 20, 1223-1229 (2003)

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