A technique is described whereby resolution many times the Rayleigh limit is achieved by the use of incoherent-illumination interferometry. An object and an imaging system are in one interferometer branch, and a duplicate, dummy system is in the other. The resolution is determined by the aperture of the dummy system and by the size of the source.
© 1987 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: July 14, 1986
Manuscript Accepted: February 10, 1987
Published: June 1, 1987
E. N. Leith, D. Angell, and C.-P. Kuei, "Superresolution by incoherent-to-coherent conversion," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 4, 1050-1054 (1987)