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  • Vol. 8, Iss. 8 — Sep. 4, 2013

Super-resolution imaging using proximity projection grating and structured light illumination

Chung W. See, Feng Hu, Chin-Jung Chuang, and Michael G. Somekh  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 13, pp. 15155-15167 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.015155


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Abstract

This paper addresses optical super-resolution in the far field. We will describe the use of a novel optical component, which we call the proximity projection grating (PPG), that can provide different intensity patterns for sample illumination. These different illumination patterns allow the optical system to perform various modes of imaging, all are capable of resolution beyond the Abbe diffraction limit. Results will be shown to demonstrate the operations of some of these imaging modes. The potential of the PPG unit will also be discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(050.0050) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction and gratings
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(180.0180) Microscopy : Microscopy

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

History
Original Manuscript: March 15, 2013
Revised Manuscript: June 3, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: June 10, 2013
Published: June 18, 2013

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Vol. 8, Iss. 8 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Chung W. See, Feng Hu, Chin-Jung Chuang, and Michael G. Somekh, "Super-resolution imaging using proximity projection grating and structured light illumination," Opt. Express 21, 15155-15167 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-13-15155


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