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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2009
  • pp: 2366–2368

Wide-field extended-resolution fluorescence microscopy with standing surface-plasmon-resonance waves

Euiheon Chung, Yang-Hyo Kim, Wai Teng Tang, Colin J.R. Sheppard, and Peter T.C. So  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 15, pp. 2366-2368 (2009)

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The resolution of conventional surface-plasmon-resonance (SPR) imaging has been limited by the diffraction nature of light. A wide-field extended-resolution optical imaging technique, standing-wave SPR fluorescence (SW-SPRF) microscopy, has been developed. Based on evanescent SPR standing waves, SW-SPRF provides lateral resolution approaching 100 nm and offers the advantages of significant signal enhancement and background-noise reduction. SW-SPRF has the potential for sensitive biomolecular detection, nanoscale imaging, and lithographic applications.

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OCIS Codes
(180.0180) Microscopy : Microscopy
(180.2520) Microscopy : Fluorescence microscopy
(180.3170) Microscopy : Interference microscopy
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(260.6970) Physical optics : Total internal reflection

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Original Manuscript: March 13, 2009
Revised Manuscript: June 14, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: July 13, 2009
Published: July 31, 2009

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Euiheon Chung, Yang-Hyo Kim, Wai Teng Tang, Colin J. R. Sheppard, and Peter T. C. So, "Wide-field extended-resolution fluorescence microscopy with standing surface-plasmon-resonance waves," Opt. Lett. 34, 2366-2368 (2009)

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