Subwavelength optical microscopy in the far field Academic Article uri icon


  • We present a procedure for subwavelength optical microscopy. The identical atoms are distributed on a plane and shined with a standing wave. We rotate the plane to different angles and record the resonant fluorescence spectra in the far field, from which we can obtain their distance and location information. This procedure also works for atomic separation above one wavelength and therefore provides a seamless microscopy. 2011 American Physical Society.

published proceedings


author list (cited authors)

  • Sun, Q., Al-Amri, M., Scully, M. O., & Zubairy, M. S.

citation count

  • 9

complete list of authors

  • Sun, Qingqing||Al-Amri, M||Scully, Marlan O||Zubairy, M Suhail

publication date

  • June 2011