Since the earliest invention of telescopes, microscopes, and eyeglasses, imaging systems have been designed to help humans visualize the world around us – big and small, near and far. These imaging systems collect the light reflected or emitted from an object and focus it onto our eyes or a camera. The design of these systems dictates that their images only contain two-dimensional (2D) information about an object and that their 2D images are blurred if the object is out of focus. We build imaging systems with new capabilities that surpass these shortcomings.
Super-resolution is a key feature of many of our imaging systems – the ability to overcome the resolution limit of wave physics, termed the diffraction limit, in order to visualize the nanoscale world. Read more about this technology on our resources page.