Superresolution microscopy with quantum emitters

Osip Schwartz, Jonathan M. Levitt, Ron Tenne, Stella Itzhakov, Zvicka Deutsch, Dan Oron

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Abstract

The optical diffraction limit imposes a bound on imaging resolution in classical optics. Over the last twenty years, many theoretical schemes have been presented for overcoming the diffraction barrier in optical imaging using quantum properties of light. Here, we demonstrate a quantum superresolution imaging method taking advantage of nonclassical light naturally produced in fluorescence microscopy due to photon antibunching, a fundamentally quantum phenomenon inhibiting simultaneous emission of multiple photons. Using a photon counting digital camera, we detect antibunching-induced second and third order intensity correlations and perform subdiffraction limited quantum imaging in a standard wide-field fluorescence microscope.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5832-5836
Number of pages5
JournalNano Letters
Volume13
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 11 2013

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Microscopic examination
emitters
microscopy
Imaging techniques
Photons
photons
fluorescence
digital cameras
Diffraction
diffraction
Fluorescence microscopy
counting
Optical resolving power
Digital cameras
microscopes
optics
Optics
Microscopes
Fluorescence

Keywords

  • optical microscopy
  • photon antibunching
  • quantum dots
  • quantum imaging
  • Superresolution

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Schwartz, O., Levitt, J. M., Tenne, R., Itzhakov, S., Deutsch, Z., & Oron, D. (2013). Superresolution microscopy with quantum emitters. Nano Letters, 13(12), 5832-5836. https://doi.org/10.1021/nl402552m

Superresolution microscopy with quantum emitters. / Schwartz, Osip; Levitt, Jonathan M.; Tenne, Ron; Itzhakov, Stella; Deutsch, Zvicka; Oron, Dan.

In: Nano Letters, Vol. 13, No. 12, 11.12.2013, p. 5832-5836.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Schwartz, O, Levitt, JM, Tenne, R, Itzhakov, S, Deutsch, Z & Oron, D 2013, 'Superresolution microscopy with quantum emitters', Nano Letters, vol. 13, no. 12, pp. 5832-5836. https://doi.org/10.1021/nl402552m
Schwartz O, Levitt JM, Tenne R, Itzhakov S, Deutsch Z, Oron D. Superresolution microscopy with quantum emitters. Nano Letters. 2013 Dec 11;13(12):5832-5836. https://doi.org/10.1021/nl402552m
Schwartz, Osip ; Levitt, Jonathan M. ; Tenne, Ron ; Itzhakov, Stella ; Deutsch, Zvicka ; Oron, Dan. / Superresolution microscopy with quantum emitters. In: Nano Letters. 2013 ; Vol. 13, No. 12. pp. 5832-5836.
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