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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2013
  • pp: 682–684

Sub-Rayleigh imaging via speckle illumination

Joo-Eon Oh, Young-Wook Cho, Giuliano Scarcelli, and Yoon-Ho Kim  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 5, pp. 682-684 (2013)

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We demonstrate sub-Rayleigh limit imaging of an object via speckle illumination. Imaging beyond the conventional Rayleigh limit is achieved by illuminating the object with pseudothermal light that exhibits a random speckle pattern. An object image is reconstructed from the second-order correlation measurement and the resolution of the image, which exceeds the Rayleigh limit, is shown to be related to the size of the speckle pattern that is tied to the lateral coherence length of the pseudothermal light.

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OCIS Codes
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(030.6140) Coherence and statistical optics : Speckle
(030.6600) Coherence and statistical optics : Statistical optics
(260.1960) Physical optics : Diffraction theory

ToC Category:
Coherence and Statistical Optics

Original Manuscript: October 17, 2012
Revised Manuscript: January 15, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: January 24, 2013
Published: February 25, 2013

Joo-Eon Oh, Young-Wook Cho, Giuliano Scarcelli, and Yoon-Ho Kim, "Sub-Rayleigh imaging via speckle illumination," Opt. Lett. 38, 682-684 (2013)

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