Superresolved optical scanning using polychromatic light

TitleSuperresolved optical scanning using polychromatic light
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1997
AuthorsSA Basinger, RA Stack, KB Hill, and DJ Brady
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America A
Volume14
Start Page3242
Issue12
Pagination3242 - 3250
Date Published01/1997
Abstract

Subwavelength detection of object displacement with use of a polychromatic interferometric imaging system is demonstrated experimentally. Object position detection with 50-nm lateral resolution is achieved. This result derives from and is consistent with increases in information capacity with use of phase-sensitive polychromatic systems identified by Basinger et al. [J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 12, 704 (1995)]. This phase-sensitive polychromatic detection relies on an imaging interferometric cross-correlating receiver capable of 2-nm optical path difference resolution. © 1997 Optical Society of America.

DOI10.1364/JOSAA.14.003242
Short TitleJournal of the Optical Society of America A