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  • Vol. 5, Iss. 9 — Jul. 6, 2010

Super-resolution and reconstruction of sparse images carried by incoherent light

Yoav Shechtman, Snir Gazit, Alexander Szameit, Yonina C. Eldar, and Mordechai Segev  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 8, pp. 1148-1150 (2010)

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We demonstrate theoretically and experimentally the reconstruction of images borne on incoherent light at a resolution greatly exceeding the finest resolution defined by the NA of the system. Our method relies on compressed sensing techniques, which assume that the object is sparse in a known basis, and only that. The approach is robust against noise and can be used for reconstructing subwavelength images through measurements taken in the optical far field.

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OCIS Codes
(100.3010) Image processing : Image reconstruction techniques
(100.6640) Image processing : Superresolution
(170.0180) Medical optics and biotechnology : Microscopy

ToC Category:
Image Processing

Original Manuscript: January 11, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: February 1, 2010
Published: April 9, 2010

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Vol. 5, Iss. 9 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Yoav Shechtman, Snir Gazit, Alexander Szameit, Yonina C. Eldar, and Mordechai Segev, "Super-resolution and reconstruction of sparse images carried by incoherent light," Opt. Lett. 35, 1148-1150 (2010)

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