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Volume 184, 2015
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Polarization effects in lattice–STED microscopy

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Abstract

Massive parallelization of STED-like nanoscopies is now achievable using well-designed optical lattices for state depletion. Yet, only the lattice intensity distribution was considered for the description of the super-resolved point spread function. This holds for fast-rotating fluorescent emitters. Here, we study the effects of electric field topography in lattice–STED microscopy. The dependence of the super-resolved point spread function on the number of dipoles and their orientation is investigated. Single fluorescent nano-diamonds are imaged using different optical lattice configurations and the measured resolutions are compared to theoretical simulations.

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The article was received on 22 May 2015, accepted on 17 Jun 2015 and first published on 17 Jun 2015


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C5FD00092K
Citation: Faraday Discuss., 2015,184, 37-49

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    Polarization effects in lattice–STED microscopy

    B. Yang, C.-Y. Fang, H.-C. Chang, F. Treussart, J.-B. Trebbia and B. Lounis, Faraday Discuss., 2015, 184, 37
    DOI: 10.1039/C5FD00092K

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