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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 6 — Mar. 12, 2012
  • pp: 6042–6051

Superresolution four-wave mixing microscopy

Hyunmin Kim, Garnett W. Bryant, and Stephan J. Stranick  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 6, pp. 6042-6051 (2012)

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We report on the development of a superresolution four-wave mixing microscope with spatial resolution approaching 130 nm which represents better than twice the diffraction limit at 800 nm while retaining the ability to acquire materials- and chemical- specific contrast. The resolution enhancement is achieved by narrowing the microscope’s excitation volume in the focal plane through the combined use of a Toraldo-style pupil phase filter with the multiplicative nature of four-wave mixing.

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OCIS Codes
(100.6640) Image processing : Superresolution
(180.0180) Microscopy : Microscopy
(300.6290) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, four-wave mixing
(070.6120) Fourier optics and signal processing : Spatial light modulators

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Original Manuscript: January 12, 2012
Revised Manuscript: February 22, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: February 23, 2012
Published: February 28, 2012

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Hyunmin Kim, Garnett W. Bryant, and Stephan J. Stranick, "Superresolution four-wave mixing microscopy," Opt. Express 20, 6042-6051 (2012)

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