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(Special colloquium): Quantum enhanced superresolution confocal microscopy

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  • UserDan Oron, Weizmann Institute (Israel)
  • ClockThursday 01 December 2022, 16:00-17:00
  • HouseAlan Walters G03.

If you have a question about this talk, please contact Yeshpal Singh.

Far-field optical microscopy beyond the Abbe diffraction limit is already a reality. Yet, while Abbe’s theory was based on classical physics, quantum mechanical phenomena were only very recently used for improving the performance of microscopes. I will review progress in this arena, and show how we increase the resolution of a standard confocal fourfold, with a twofold axial resolution increase by harnessing the quantum phenomenon of fluorescence antibunching and by its classical analog of fluorescence intermittency. As will be shown, the hardware and software advances required to make this an ubiquitous tool in bioimaging are becoming readily available, offering a unique potential pathway towards confocal imaging with increased performance without sacrificing the simplicity and ease of the confocal microscope.

This talk is part of the Physics and Astronomy Colloquia series.

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