Theory of waveguide optical microscopy

The theory of the far-zone waveguide optical microscopy (WOM) image formation is described. The analysis of linear direct and inverse problems of the WOM is accomplished. The theoretical investigation predicts: the lateral resolution can attain ∼20 nm and the vertical resolution (in RMS height) can attain ∼1 Å. The limiting lateral resolution is a ∼15-times less than Abbe's diffraction limit. Thus the superresolution may be accomplished by the waveguide optical microscopy. The increasing of WOM's resolution depends on a priori information of the object under the test and on a sufficiently high signal-to-noise ratio (SNR). Copyright © 1998 by Astro, Ltd.

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Number of issue
2
Language
English
Pages
536-540
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Published
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Volume
8
Year
1998
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  • 1 Russian University of Peoples' Friendship, ul. Miklukho-Maklaya 6, Moscow, 117198, Russian Federation
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19.10.2018
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19.10.2018
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https://repository.rudn.ru/en/records/article/record/656/