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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 2005
  • pp: 1086–1092

Superresolution imaging from limited-aperture optical diffracted field data

Anthony J. Devaney and Pengyi Guo  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 22, Issue 6, pp. 1086-1092 (2005)

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The use of an optical waveguide to attain a numerical aperture of unity in computational coherent optical imaging applications is described. It is shown that for the case of a one-dimensional (slitlike) object radiating into an optical waveguide consisting of two plane-parallel mirrors the complex field amplitude across any cross section of the waveguide contains sufficient information to reconstruct the object’s transmittance function with a numerical aperture of unity. We include the derivation of an inversion algorithm for performing the object reconstruction as well as computer simulations of the procedure.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(100.3020) Image processing : Image reconstruction-restoration
(100.6640) Image processing : Superresolution
(180.0180) Microscopy : Microscopy
(290.3200) Scattering : Inverse scattering

Anthony J. Devaney and Pengyi Guo, "Superresolution imaging from limited-aperture optical diffracted field data," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 22, 1086-1092 (2005)

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