Nanoscale resolution for fluorescence microscopy via adiabatic passage

Juan Luis Rubio, Daniel Viscor, Veronica Ahufinger, Jordi Mompart

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We propose the use of the subwavelength localization via adiabatic passage technique for fluorescence microscopy with nanoscale resolution in the far field. This technique uses a A-type medium coherently coupled to two laser pulses: the pump, with a node in its spatial profile, and the Stokes. The population of the A system is adiabatically transferred from one ground state to the other except at the node position, yielding a narrow population peak. This coherent localization allows fluorescence imaging with nanometer lateral resolution. We derive an analytical expression to asses the resolution and perform a comparison with the coherent population trapping and the stimulated-emission-depletion techniques. © 2013 Optical Society of America.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)22139-22144
JournalOptics Express
Publication statusPublished - 23 Sep 2013


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