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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 8 — Apr. 18, 2005
  • pp: 3021–3036

Excitation strategies for optical lattice microscopy

Eric Betzig  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 8, pp. 3021-3036 (2005)

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Recently, new classes of optical lattices were identified, permitting the creation of arbitrarily large two- and three-dimensional arrays of tightly confined excitation maxima of controllable periodicity and polarization from the superposition of a finite set of plane waves. Here, experimental methods for the generation of such lattices are considered theoretically in light of their potential applications, including high resolution dynamic live cell imaging, photonic crystal fabrication, and quantum simulation and quantum computation using ultracold atoms.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(020.7010) Atomic and molecular physics : Laser trapping
(050.1960) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction theory
(180.6900) Microscopy : Three-dimensional microscopy

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: January 31, 2005
Revised Manuscript: April 4, 2005
Published: April 18, 2005

Eric Betzig, "Excitation strategies for optical lattice microscopy," Opt. Express 13, 3021-3036 (2005)

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