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  • Vol. 25, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2000
  • pp: 209–211

Superresolution in far-field imaging

I. Leiserson, S. G. Lipson, and V. Sarafis  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 25, Issue 4, pp. 209-211 (2000)

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Based on the idea of the complex filters suggested by Toraldo di Francia in 1952 [Nuovo Cimento Suppl. 9, 426 (1952)], superresolved imaging has been achieved by use of interferometric image multiplication. A resolution limit of 55% of the Sparrow limit was achieved for incoherent objects.

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OCIS Codes
(070.2580) Fourier optics and signal processing : Paraxial wave optics
(100.6640) Image processing : Superresolution
(110.1220) Imaging systems : Apertures
(110.2990) Imaging systems : Image formation theory
(120.4820) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical systems
(350.5730) Other areas of optics : Resolution

I. Leiserson, S. G. Lipson, and V. Sarafis, "Superresolution in far-field imaging," Opt. Lett. 25, 209-211 (2000)

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