Full-field subwavelength imaging using a scattering superlens

Chunghyun Park, Jung Hoon Park, Christophe Rodriguez, Hyeonseung Yu, Minkwan Kim, Kyoungsuk Jin, Seungyong Han, Jonghwa Shin, Seung Hwan Ko, Ki Tae Nam, Yong Hee Lee, Yong Hoon Cho, Yongkeun Park

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Light-matter interaction gives optical microscopes tremendous versatility compared with other imaging methods such as electron microscopes, scanning probe microscopes, or x-ray scattering where there are various limitations on sample preparation and where the methods are inapplicable to bioimaging with live cells. However, this comes at the expense of a limited resolution due to the diffraction limit. Here, we demonstrate a novel method utilizing elastic scattering from disordered nanoparticles to achieve subdiffraction limited imaging. The measured far-field speckle fields can be used to reconstruct the subwavelength details of the target by time reversal, which allows full-field dynamic super-resolution imaging. The fabrication of the scattering superlens is extremely simple and the method has no restrictions on the wavelength of light that is used.

Original languageEnglish
Article number113901
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Sept 12
Externally publishedYes

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  • General Physics and Astronomy


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