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Opt Lett. 2004 Apr 1;29(7):703-5.

Squeezed-light source for superresolving microscopy.

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  • 1V. A. Fock Physics Institute, St. Petersburg University, 198504 Stary Petershof, St. Petersburg, Russia.


We propose a source of multimode squeezed light that can be used for superresolving microscopy. This source is an optical parametric amplifier with a properly chosen diaphragm on its output and a Fourier lens. We demonstrate that such an arrangement produces squeezed prolate spheroidal waves that are the eigenmodes of the optical imaging scheme used in microscopy and discuss the conditions of the degree of squeezing and of the number of spatial modes in illuminating light.

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