|Title||Nanoscale resolution for fluorescence microscopy via adiabatic passage|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2013|
|Authors||Rubio, JL, Viscor, D, Ahufinger, V, Mompart, J|
|Keywords||Atomic and molecular physics, Microscopy, Quantum optics|
We propose the use of the subwavelength localization via adiabatic passage technique for fluorescence microscopy with nanoscale resolution in the far field. This technique uses a Λ-type medium coherently coupled to two laser pulses: the pump, with a node in its spatial profile, and the Stokes. The population of the Λ system is adiabatically transferred from one ground state to the other except at the node position, yielding a narrow population peak. This coherent localization allows fluorescence imaging with nanometer lateral resolution. We derive an analytical expression to asses the resolution and perform a comparison with the coherent population trapping and the stimulated-emission-depletion techniques.