Jul 23 – 26, 2018
Max Planck Institute for the science of light
Europe/Berlin timezone

Superresolution by image scanning microscopy and image inversion interferometry

Jul 23, 2018, 4:00 PM
Seminar room (Max Planck Institute for the science of light)

Seminar room

Max Planck Institute for the science of light

Staudtstraße 2 91058 Erlangen


Prof. Rainer Heintzmann (University of Jena)


In the past decade revolutionary advances have been made in the field of microscopy imaging, some of which have been honoured by the Nobel prize in Chemistry 2014.
Yet some methods are less well known, which will be the topic of this talk. Image scanning microscopy is a linear super-resolution method, which made it to the commercial market. However, image inversion interferometry as realized by the UZ-interferometer (UZI) is relatively unknown and the superresolution aspect is based on an interesting interferometric effect in which the light, in a sense, creates its own pinhole with the advantage of not losing any photons on the detection side. This talk will also present a quantitative signal-to-noise comparison of various linear superresolution methods.

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