Abstract

Suffering from the limited number aperture, a resolution higher than 0.5λ cannot be obtained in conventional far-field optical imaging systems. Recently, research of the optical super-oscillation lens (SOL) has been demonstrated to realize sub-diffractive focusing in both theory and practice successfully. Nevertheless, these systems usually have characteristics of a localized field of view and low-intensity focal spot surrounded by huge sidelobes, which profoundly restricts their application for super-resolution imaging. In this paper, we artificially segment the SOL into two simple-fabrication portions to generate the super-oscillation optical field and realize off-axis far-field imaging. Meanwhile, the point spread function (PSF) feature extraction algorithm is proposed to break the limitation of low core intensity of the PSF and then effectively extract the sub-diffractive structure annihilated by huge sidelobes. Simulations demonstrate its feasibility and reliability in sub-diffraction information recovery, and targets with a resolution of 250 nm are well recovered in the super-oscillation area.

© 2018 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Hybrid phase-amplitude superoscillation element for nonscanning optical superresolution imaging

Qingkun Xie, Yanru Jiang, Jian Liang, Enshi Qu, and Liyong Ren
J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 36(2) 196-201 (2019)

Optimising superoscillatory spots for far-field super-resolution imaging

Katrine S. Rogers, Konstantinos N. Bourdakos, Guang Hui Yuan, Sumeet Mahajan, and Edward T. F. Rogers
Opt. Express 26(7) 8095-8112 (2018)

Note on the classification of super-resolution in far-field microscopy and information theory

Oliver Passon and Johannes Grebe-Ellis
J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 33(7) B31-B35 (2016)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (8)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Tables (1)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article tables are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (6)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription