Display Settings:

Format

Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Micron. 2003;34(6-7):309-12.

Why is super-resolution so inefficient?

Author information

  • Department of Physics, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, 32000 Haifa, Israel. sglipson@physics.technion.ac.il

Abstract

Many optical imaging systems have been designed to achieve spatial resolution exceeding the limit proposed by Abbe theory, namely lambda/2NA. These systems invariably use light inefficiently. We discuss the application of information theory to this problem, in an effort to find an upper limit to the theoretical efficiency of a super-resolving system, as a function of the degree to which its capabilities exceed the Abbe limit.

PMID:
12932774
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Elsevier Science
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk