Solid-immersion imaging interferometric nanoscopy to the limits of available frequency space

Yuliya Kuznetsova, Alexander Neumann, S. R. J. Brueck
2012 Optical Society of America. Journal A: Optics, Image Science, and Vision  
Imaging interferometric nanoscopy (IIN) is a synthetic aperture approach offering the potential of optical resolution to the linear-system limit of optics (∼λ∕4n). The immersion advantages of IIN can be realized if the object is in close proximity to a solid-immersion medium with illumination and collection through the substrate and coupling this radiation to air by a grating on the medium surface opposite the object. The spatial resolution as a function of the medium thickness and refractive
more » ... dex as well as the field-of-view of the objective optical system is derived and applied to simulations.
doi:10.1364/josaa.29.000772 pmid:22561936 fatcat:mxle666rojhbzdgydajw7vwd4q