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We present the theoretical foundation for near-field scanning optical tomography, a method for three-dimensional optical imaging with subwavelength resolution. An analysis of the forward problem for both scalar and vector optical fields is described. This is followed by the construction of the pseudoinverse solution to the linearized inverse scattering problem. The results are illustrated by numerical simulations.
Imaging, inverse problems, inverse scattering, microscopy, near-field optics, scanning probe microscopy, tomography
Date Posted: 14 March 2007
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