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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 24 — Nov. 27, 2006
  • pp: 11566–11574

True near field versus contrast near field imaging

Jean-Baptiste Masson and Guilhem Gallot  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 24, pp. 11566-11574 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.14.011566


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Abstract

We demonstrate that in near field imaging, interaction between light and sample can be divided into two main areas: the true near field and the contrast near field domain. We performed extensive numerical simulations in order to identify the limits of these areas, and to investigate contrast near field imaging in which much easier propagation calculation can be achieved. Finally, we show an application with terahertz axonal imaging.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(110.0180) Imaging systems : Microscopy
(260.1960) Physical optics : Diffraction theory
(260.3090) Physical optics : Infrared, far

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

History
Original Manuscript: July 21, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: October 16, 2006
Published: November 27, 2006

Citation
Jean-Baptiste Masson and Guilhem Gallot, "True near field versus contrast near field imaging," Opt. Express 14, 11566-11574 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-24-11566


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