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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 8 — Apr. 22, 2013
  • pp: 10133–10138

A sub wavelength localization scheme in optical imaging using conical diffraction

Shani Rosen, Gabriel Y. Sirat, Har’el Ilan, and Aharon J. Agranat  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 8, pp. 10133-10138 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.010133


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Abstract

In this paper we present a scheme for the acquisition of high temporal resolution images of single particles with enhanced lateral localization accuracy. The scheme, which is implementable as a part of the illumination system of a standard confocal microscope, is based on the generation of a vector beam that is manipulated by polarimetry techniques to create a set of illumination PSFs with different spatial profiles. The combination of data collected in different illumination states enables the extraction of spatial information obscured by diffraction in the standard imaging system. An implementation of the scheme based on the utilization of the unique phenomenon of conical diffraction is presented, and the basic strategy it provides for enhanced localization in the diffraction limited region is demonstrated.

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OCIS Codes
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems
(260.1180) Physical optics : Crystal optics
(260.1960) Physical optics : Diffraction theory
(220.2945) Optical design and fabrication : Illumination design

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

History
Original Manuscript: January 2, 2013
Revised Manuscript: March 1, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: March 1, 2013
Published: April 16, 2013

Virtual Issues
Vol. 8, Iss. 5 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
Shani Rosen, Gabriel Y. Sirat, Har’el Ilan, and Aharon J. Agranat, "A sub wavelength localization scheme in optical imaging using conical diffraction," Opt. Express 21, 10133-10138 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-8-10133


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