Optical superresolution: Imaging beyond abbe's diffraction limit

Vicente Micó, Zeev Zalevsky, Javier Garcia

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The possibility to overcome the limited resolving power of imaging systems beyond the bounds imposed by Abbe's diffraction theory has a long and successful history in applied optics. This article summarizes the main contributions presented along the years and aimed to surpass the resolution limit by providing a general overview to optical superresolution in imaging systems. Special attention will be paid to time multiplexing approaches and, finally, the article will focus on digital holographic superresolved microscopy due to its modern development and wide range of benefits reported in many application fields.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)110-123
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Holography and Speckle
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 2009


  • Digital holographic microscopy
  • Digital image Processing
  • Fourier image formation
  • Imaging systems
  • Synthetic aperture generation
  • Time multiplexing superresolution


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