Abstract

Achieving super-resolution has become a scientific imperative for remote imaging of objects and scenes needing increased detail and has motivated the development of various laser-based techniques. We demonstrate a scheme which achieves subdiffraction imaging of remote objects by using femtosecond laser filaments. The use of laser filaments for imaging is destined to have applications in many environments.

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[CrossRef]

2011 (3)

A. Dogariu, J. B. Michael, M. O. Scully, and R. B. Miles, Science 331, 442 (2011).
[CrossRef]

P. R. Hemmer, R. B. Miles, P. Polynkin, T. Siebert, A. V. Sokolov, P. Sprangle, and M. O. Scully, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 108, 3130 (2011).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

2010 (1)

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[CrossRef]

2008 (1)

R. E. Meyers, K. S. Deacon, and Y. Shih, Phys. Rev. A 77, 041801(R) (2008).
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[CrossRef]

M. J. Rust, M. Bates, and X. Zhuang, Nat. Methods 3, 793 (2006).
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2005 (1)

G. Mechain, C. D’Amico, Y.-B. Andre, S. Tzortzakis, M. Franco, B. Prade, A. Mysyrowicz, A. Courairon, E. Salmon, and R. Sauerbrey, Opt. Commun. 247, 171 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2004 (1)

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2003 (1)

S. W. Hell, Nat. Biotechnol. 21, 1347 (2003).
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G. Mechain, C. D’Amico, Y.-B. Andre, S. Tzortzakis, M. Franco, B. Prade, A. Mysyrowicz, A. Courairon, E. Salmon, and R. Sauerbrey, Opt. Commun. 247, 171 (2005).
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M. J. Rust, M. Bates, and X. Zhuang, Nat. Methods 3, 793 (2006).
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E. Betzig, G. H. Patterson, R. Sougrat, O. W. Lindwasser, S. Olenych, J. S. Bonifacino, M. W. Davidson, J. Lippincott-Schwartz, and H. F. Hess, Science 313, 1642 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Bonifacino, J. S.

E. Betzig, G. H. Patterson, R. Sougrat, O. W. Lindwasser, S. Olenych, J. S. Bonifacino, M. W. Davidson, J. Lippincott-Schwartz, and H. F. Hess, Science 313, 1642 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Bourayou, R.

M. Rodriguez, R. Bourayou, G. Mejean, J. Kasparian, J. Yu, E. Salmon, A. Scholz, B. Stecklum, J. Eisloffel, U. Laux, A. P. Hatzes, R. Sauerbrey, L. Wöste, and J. P. Wolf, Phys. Rev. E 69, 036607 (2004).
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S. L Chin. Femtosecond Laser Filamentation, 1st ed.(Springer, 2010).

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A. Couairon and A. Mysyrowicz, Phys. Rep. 441, 47 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Courairon, A.

G. Mechain, C. D’Amico, Y.-B. Andre, S. Tzortzakis, M. Franco, B. Prade, A. Mysyrowicz, A. Courairon, E. Salmon, and R. Sauerbrey, Opt. Commun. 247, 171 (2005).
[CrossRef]

D’Amico, C.

G. Mechain, C. D’Amico, Y.-B. Andre, S. Tzortzakis, M. Franco, B. Prade, A. Mysyrowicz, A. Courairon, E. Salmon, and R. Sauerbrey, Opt. Commun. 247, 171 (2005).
[CrossRef]

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E. Betzig, G. H. Patterson, R. Sougrat, O. W. Lindwasser, S. Olenych, J. S. Bonifacino, M. W. Davidson, J. Lippincott-Schwartz, and H. F. Hess, Science 313, 1642 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Deacon, K. S.

R. E. Meyers, K. S. Deacon, A. Tunick, and Y. H. Shih, Appl. Phys. Lett. 100, 061126 (2012).
[CrossRef]

R. E. Meyers, K. S. Deacon, and Y. Shih, Phys. Rev. A 77, 041801(R) (2008).
[CrossRef]

Dogariu, A.

A. Dogariu, J. B. Michael, M. O. Scully, and R. B. Miles, Science 331, 442 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Eisloffel, J.

M. Rodriguez, R. Bourayou, G. Mejean, J. Kasparian, J. Yu, E. Salmon, A. Scholz, B. Stecklum, J. Eisloffel, U. Laux, A. P. Hatzes, R. Sauerbrey, L. Wöste, and J. P. Wolf, Phys. Rev. E 69, 036607 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Franco, M.

G. Mechain, C. D’Amico, Y.-B. Andre, S. Tzortzakis, M. Franco, B. Prade, A. Mysyrowicz, A. Courairon, E. Salmon, and R. Sauerbrey, Opt. Commun. 247, 171 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Geints, Yu. E.

A. Zemlyanov and Yu. E. Geints, Opt. Commun. 259, 799 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Hafizi,

P. Sprangle, J. R. Penano, and Hafizi, Phys. Rev. E 66, 046418 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Hatzes, A. P.

M. Rodriguez, R. Bourayou, G. Mejean, J. Kasparian, J. Yu, E. Salmon, A. Scholz, B. Stecklum, J. Eisloffel, U. Laux, A. P. Hatzes, R. Sauerbrey, L. Wöste, and J. P. Wolf, Phys. Rev. E 69, 036607 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Heck, G.

G. Heck, J. Sloss, and R. J. Levis, Opt. Commun. 259, 216 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Hell, S. W.

S. W. Hell, Nat. Biotechnol. 21, 1347 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Hemmer, P. R.

P. R. Hemmer, R. B. Miles, P. Polynkin, T. Siebert, A. V. Sokolov, P. Sprangle, and M. O. Scully, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 108, 3130 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Hess, H. F.

E. Betzig, G. H. Patterson, R. Sougrat, O. W. Lindwasser, S. Olenych, J. S. Bonifacino, M. W. Davidson, J. Lippincott-Schwartz, and H. F. Hess, Science 313, 1642 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Kasparian, J.

J. Kasparian, L. Wöste, and J. Wolf, Opt. Photon. News 21(7), 22 (2010).
[CrossRef]

M. Rodriguez, R. Bourayou, G. Mejean, J. Kasparian, J. Yu, E. Salmon, A. Scholz, B. Stecklum, J. Eisloffel, U. Laux, A. P. Hatzes, R. Sauerbrey, L. Wöste, and J. P. Wolf, Phys. Rev. E 69, 036607 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Laux, U.

M. Rodriguez, R. Bourayou, G. Mejean, J. Kasparian, J. Yu, E. Salmon, A. Scholz, B. Stecklum, J. Eisloffel, U. Laux, A. P. Hatzes, R. Sauerbrey, L. Wöste, and J. P. Wolf, Phys. Rev. E 69, 036607 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Levis, R. J.

G. Heck, J. Sloss, and R. J. Levis, Opt. Commun. 259, 216 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Lindwasser, O. W.

E. Betzig, G. H. Patterson, R. Sougrat, O. W. Lindwasser, S. Olenych, J. S. Bonifacino, M. W. Davidson, J. Lippincott-Schwartz, and H. F. Hess, Science 313, 1642 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Lippincott-Schwartz, J.

E. Betzig, G. H. Patterson, R. Sougrat, O. W. Lindwasser, S. Olenych, J. S. Bonifacino, M. W. Davidson, J. Lippincott-Schwartz, and H. F. Hess, Science 313, 1642 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Mechain, G.

G. Mechain, C. D’Amico, Y.-B. Andre, S. Tzortzakis, M. Franco, B. Prade, A. Mysyrowicz, A. Courairon, E. Salmon, and R. Sauerbrey, Opt. Commun. 247, 171 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Mejean, G.

M. Rodriguez, R. Bourayou, G. Mejean, J. Kasparian, J. Yu, E. Salmon, A. Scholz, B. Stecklum, J. Eisloffel, U. Laux, A. P. Hatzes, R. Sauerbrey, L. Wöste, and J. P. Wolf, Phys. Rev. E 69, 036607 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Meyers, R. E.

R. E. Meyers, K. S. Deacon, A. Tunick, and Y. H. Shih, Appl. Phys. Lett. 100, 061126 (2012).
[CrossRef]

R. E. Meyers, K. S. Deacon, and Y. Shih, Phys. Rev. A 77, 041801(R) (2008).
[CrossRef]

Michael, J. B.

A. Dogariu, J. B. Michael, M. O. Scully, and R. B. Miles, Science 331, 442 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Miles, R. B.

P. R. Hemmer, R. B. Miles, P. Polynkin, T. Siebert, A. V. Sokolov, P. Sprangle, and M. O. Scully, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 108, 3130 (2011).
[CrossRef]

A. Dogariu, J. B. Michael, M. O. Scully, and R. B. Miles, Science 331, 442 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Mouradian, S.

Mysyrowicz, A.

A. Couairon and A. Mysyrowicz, Phys. Rep. 441, 47 (2007).
[CrossRef]

G. Mechain, C. D’Amico, Y.-B. Andre, S. Tzortzakis, M. Franco, B. Prade, A. Mysyrowicz, A. Courairon, E. Salmon, and R. Sauerbrey, Opt. Commun. 247, 171 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Niedermeier, S.

L. Wöste, C. Wedekind, H. Wille, P. Rairoux, B. Stein, S. Nikolov, C. Werner, S. Niedermeier, F. Ronnenberger, and H. Schillinger, Laser Optoelektron. 29, 51 (1997).

Nikolov, S.

L. Wöste, C. Wedekind, H. Wille, P. Rairoux, B. Stein, S. Nikolov, C. Werner, S. Niedermeier, F. Ronnenberger, and H. Schillinger, Laser Optoelektron. 29, 51 (1997).

Olenych, S.

E. Betzig, G. H. Patterson, R. Sougrat, O. W. Lindwasser, S. Olenych, J. S. Bonifacino, M. W. Davidson, J. Lippincott-Schwartz, and H. F. Hess, Science 313, 1642 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Patterson, G. H.

E. Betzig, G. H. Patterson, R. Sougrat, O. W. Lindwasser, S. Olenych, J. S. Bonifacino, M. W. Davidson, J. Lippincott-Schwartz, and H. F. Hess, Science 313, 1642 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Penano, J. R.

P. Sprangle, J. R. Penano, and Hafizi, Phys. Rev. E 66, 046418 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Polynkin, P.

P. R. Hemmer, R. B. Miles, P. Polynkin, T. Siebert, A. V. Sokolov, P. Sprangle, and M. O. Scully, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 108, 3130 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Prade, B.

G. Mechain, C. D’Amico, Y.-B. Andre, S. Tzortzakis, M. Franco, B. Prade, A. Mysyrowicz, A. Courairon, E. Salmon, and R. Sauerbrey, Opt. Commun. 247, 171 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Rairoux, P.

L. Wöste, C. Wedekind, H. Wille, P. Rairoux, B. Stein, S. Nikolov, C. Werner, S. Niedermeier, F. Ronnenberger, and H. Schillinger, Laser Optoelektron. 29, 51 (1997).

Rodriguez, M.

M. Rodriguez, R. Bourayou, G. Mejean, J. Kasparian, J. Yu, E. Salmon, A. Scholz, B. Stecklum, J. Eisloffel, U. Laux, A. P. Hatzes, R. Sauerbrey, L. Wöste, and J. P. Wolf, Phys. Rev. E 69, 036607 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Ronnenberger, F.

L. Wöste, C. Wedekind, H. Wille, P. Rairoux, B. Stein, S. Nikolov, C. Werner, S. Niedermeier, F. Ronnenberger, and H. Schillinger, Laser Optoelektron. 29, 51 (1997).

Rust, M. J.

M. J. Rust, M. Bates, and X. Zhuang, Nat. Methods 3, 793 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Salmon, E.

G. Mechain, C. D’Amico, Y.-B. Andre, S. Tzortzakis, M. Franco, B. Prade, A. Mysyrowicz, A. Courairon, E. Salmon, and R. Sauerbrey, Opt. Commun. 247, 171 (2005).
[CrossRef]

M. Rodriguez, R. Bourayou, G. Mejean, J. Kasparian, J. Yu, E. Salmon, A. Scholz, B. Stecklum, J. Eisloffel, U. Laux, A. P. Hatzes, R. Sauerbrey, L. Wöste, and J. P. Wolf, Phys. Rev. E 69, 036607 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Sauerbrey, R.

G. Mechain, C. D’Amico, Y.-B. Andre, S. Tzortzakis, M. Franco, B. Prade, A. Mysyrowicz, A. Courairon, E. Salmon, and R. Sauerbrey, Opt. Commun. 247, 171 (2005).
[CrossRef]

M. Rodriguez, R. Bourayou, G. Mejean, J. Kasparian, J. Yu, E. Salmon, A. Scholz, B. Stecklum, J. Eisloffel, U. Laux, A. P. Hatzes, R. Sauerbrey, L. Wöste, and J. P. Wolf, Phys. Rev. E 69, 036607 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Schillinger, H.

L. Wöste, C. Wedekind, H. Wille, P. Rairoux, B. Stein, S. Nikolov, C. Werner, S. Niedermeier, F. Ronnenberger, and H. Schillinger, Laser Optoelektron. 29, 51 (1997).

Scholz, A.

M. Rodriguez, R. Bourayou, G. Mejean, J. Kasparian, J. Yu, E. Salmon, A. Scholz, B. Stecklum, J. Eisloffel, U. Laux, A. P. Hatzes, R. Sauerbrey, L. Wöste, and J. P. Wolf, Phys. Rev. E 69, 036607 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Scully, M. O.

P. R. Hemmer, R. B. Miles, P. Polynkin, T. Siebert, A. V. Sokolov, P. Sprangle, and M. O. Scully, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 108, 3130 (2011).
[CrossRef]

A. Dogariu, J. B. Michael, M. O. Scully, and R. B. Miles, Science 331, 442 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Shapiro, J. H.

Shih, Y.

R. E. Meyers, K. S. Deacon, and Y. Shih, Phys. Rev. A 77, 041801(R) (2008).
[CrossRef]

Shih, Y. H.

R. E. Meyers, K. S. Deacon, A. Tunick, and Y. H. Shih, Appl. Phys. Lett. 100, 061126 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Siebert, T.

P. R. Hemmer, R. B. Miles, P. Polynkin, T. Siebert, A. V. Sokolov, P. Sprangle, and M. O. Scully, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 108, 3130 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Sloss, J.

G. Heck, J. Sloss, and R. J. Levis, Opt. Commun. 259, 216 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Sokolov, A. V.

P. R. Hemmer, R. B. Miles, P. Polynkin, T. Siebert, A. V. Sokolov, P. Sprangle, and M. O. Scully, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 108, 3130 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Sougrat, R.

E. Betzig, G. H. Patterson, R. Sougrat, O. W. Lindwasser, S. Olenych, J. S. Bonifacino, M. W. Davidson, J. Lippincott-Schwartz, and H. F. Hess, Science 313, 1642 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Sprangle, P.

P. R. Hemmer, R. B. Miles, P. Polynkin, T. Siebert, A. V. Sokolov, P. Sprangle, and M. O. Scully, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 108, 3130 (2011).
[CrossRef]

P. Sprangle, J. R. Penano, and Hafizi, Phys. Rev. E 66, 046418 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Stecklum, B.

M. Rodriguez, R. Bourayou, G. Mejean, J. Kasparian, J. Yu, E. Salmon, A. Scholz, B. Stecklum, J. Eisloffel, U. Laux, A. P. Hatzes, R. Sauerbrey, L. Wöste, and J. P. Wolf, Phys. Rev. E 69, 036607 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Stein, B.

L. Wöste, C. Wedekind, H. Wille, P. Rairoux, B. Stein, S. Nikolov, C. Werner, S. Niedermeier, F. Ronnenberger, and H. Schillinger, Laser Optoelektron. 29, 51 (1997).

Tunick, A.

R. E. Meyers, K. S. Deacon, A. Tunick, and Y. H. Shih, Appl. Phys. Lett. 100, 061126 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Tzortzakis, S.

G. Mechain, C. D’Amico, Y.-B. Andre, S. Tzortzakis, M. Franco, B. Prade, A. Mysyrowicz, A. Courairon, E. Salmon, and R. Sauerbrey, Opt. Commun. 247, 171 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Wedekind, C.

L. Wöste, C. Wedekind, H. Wille, P. Rairoux, B. Stein, S. Nikolov, C. Werner, S. Niedermeier, F. Ronnenberger, and H. Schillinger, Laser Optoelektron. 29, 51 (1997).

Werner, C.

L. Wöste, C. Wedekind, H. Wille, P. Rairoux, B. Stein, S. Nikolov, C. Werner, S. Niedermeier, F. Ronnenberger, and H. Schillinger, Laser Optoelektron. 29, 51 (1997).

Wille, H.

L. Wöste, C. Wedekind, H. Wille, P. Rairoux, B. Stein, S. Nikolov, C. Werner, S. Niedermeier, F. Ronnenberger, and H. Schillinger, Laser Optoelektron. 29, 51 (1997).

Wolf, J.

J. Kasparian, L. Wöste, and J. Wolf, Opt. Photon. News 21(7), 22 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Wolf, J. P.

M. Rodriguez, R. Bourayou, G. Mejean, J. Kasparian, J. Yu, E. Salmon, A. Scholz, B. Stecklum, J. Eisloffel, U. Laux, A. P. Hatzes, R. Sauerbrey, L. Wöste, and J. P. Wolf, Phys. Rev. E 69, 036607 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Wong, F. N. C.

Wöste, L.

J. Kasparian, L. Wöste, and J. Wolf, Opt. Photon. News 21(7), 22 (2010).
[CrossRef]

M. Rodriguez, R. Bourayou, G. Mejean, J. Kasparian, J. Yu, E. Salmon, A. Scholz, B. Stecklum, J. Eisloffel, U. Laux, A. P. Hatzes, R. Sauerbrey, L. Wöste, and J. P. Wolf, Phys. Rev. E 69, 036607 (2004).
[CrossRef]

L. Wöste, C. Wedekind, H. Wille, P. Rairoux, B. Stein, S. Nikolov, C. Werner, S. Niedermeier, F. Ronnenberger, and H. Schillinger, Laser Optoelektron. 29, 51 (1997).

Yu, J.

M. Rodriguez, R. Bourayou, G. Mejean, J. Kasparian, J. Yu, E. Salmon, A. Scholz, B. Stecklum, J. Eisloffel, U. Laux, A. P. Hatzes, R. Sauerbrey, L. Wöste, and J. P. Wolf, Phys. Rev. E 69, 036607 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Zemlyanov, A.

A. Zemlyanov and Yu. E. Geints, Opt. Commun. 259, 799 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Zhuang, X.

M. J. Rust, M. Bates, and X. Zhuang, Nat. Methods 3, 793 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

R. E. Meyers, K. S. Deacon, A. Tunick, and Y. H. Shih, Appl. Phys. Lett. 100, 061126 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Laser Optoelektron. (1)

L. Wöste, C. Wedekind, H. Wille, P. Rairoux, B. Stein, S. Nikolov, C. Werner, S. Niedermeier, F. Ronnenberger, and H. Schillinger, Laser Optoelektron. 29, 51 (1997).

Nat. Biotechnol. (1)

S. W. Hell, Nat. Biotechnol. 21, 1347 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Nat. Methods (1)

M. J. Rust, M. Bates, and X. Zhuang, Nat. Methods 3, 793 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (3)

A. Zemlyanov and Yu. E. Geints, Opt. Commun. 259, 799 (2006).
[CrossRef]

G. Heck, J. Sloss, and R. J. Levis, Opt. Commun. 259, 216 (2006).
[CrossRef]

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Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Experimental setup. Iris diameter is D=2mm; it is L=4.5mm away from the target. The diffraction limit is δ=1.22λL/D=2.19mm. Diameter of the filament is about 40 μm, which is 50 times smaller than the diffraction limit δ. The target (ATM logo) is inside a water tank. Photomultiplier tube (PMT) collects the back-scattered light in order to reconstruct the image. High-pass optical filter is used to block the scattered 800 nm light from the energy reservoir of the filament.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Remotely retrieved images of two wires. Wires are 150 µm in diameter and are separated by about 400 µm. (a) and (b) are the reconstructed images with and without a stable single filament, respectively. (c) and (d) are the cross-sections of images (a) and (b), respectively. Black curves are the experimental data and the red curves are the theoretical fits.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Remotely retrieved images of the TAMU logo (ATM) with (a) and without (b) a stable filament. Strokes of the letters are about 300 µm thick, smaller than the diffraction limit of our optical setup. With the filament, the ATM logo can be imaged clearly, while without a filament, the letters cannot be resolved. (c) Digitally processed image in (a). (d) Microphotograph of the logo sculpted onto the transparency.

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