Resolution of a surface immersion microscope has been studied as a function of surface-plasmon-polariton frequency. Enhancement of resolution near the surface-plasmon resonance has been observed. This effect may potentially be used in direct imaging of biological samples in liquid ambient.
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Igor I. Smolyaninov, Christopher C. Davis, Jill Elliott, and Anatoly V. Zayats, "Resolution enhancement of a surface immersion microscope near the plasmon resonance," Opt. Lett. 30, 382-384 (2005)