It is shown that twisted stochastic light can serve as illumination that may produce images with a resolution overcoming the Rayleigh limit by an order of magnitude. This finding is illustrated for an isoplanatic axially symmetric system with low angular aperture and twisted scalar Gaussian Schell-model illumination.
© 2012 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: February 24, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: April 10, 2012
Published: June 22, 2012
Zhisong Tong and Olga Korotkova, "Beyond the classical Rayleigh limit with twisted light," Opt. Lett. 37, 2595-2597 (2012)