The concept of invariance of information capacity is discussed and applied to the resolution of an optical system. Methods of obtaining superresolution in microscopy are discussed, and scanning microscopy has many distinct advantages for such applications.
© 1986 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: January 2, 1986
Manuscript Accepted: March 18, 1986
Published: August 1, 1986
I. J. Cox and C. J. R. Sheppard, "Information capacity and resolution in an optical system," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 3, 1152-1158 (1986)