Departmental Papers (BE)

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

April 2004


Copyright American Physical Society. Reprinted from Physical Review Letters, Volume 92, Issue 16, Article 163903, April 2004, 4 pages.
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A method is presented to reconstruct the structure of a scattering object from data acquired with a photon scanning tunneling microscope. The data may be understood to form a Gabor type near-field hologram and are obtained at a distance from the sample where the field is defocused and normally uninterpretable. Object structure is obtained by the solution of the inverse scattering problem within the accuracy of a perturbative, two-dimensional model of the object.



Date Posted: 21 May 2005

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